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Main Line Health Selects Bernoulli for Medical Device Integration into Epic

Bernoulli will be part of net-new EHR go-live in March 2018

Pennsylvania-based Main Line Health has chosen Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, as its medical device integration solutions provider for the health system’s transition to Epic. By March 2018, the platform is expected to go live at Main Line’s four acute-care hospitals and outpatient centers.

“This is one of the largest technological implementations in the history of Main Line Health,” said Troy Brailo, the health system’s Epic Applications Manager. “We selected Bernoulli because we wanted a partner with the capabilities to deliver a fully integrated, system-wide platform with comprehensive device connectivity.”

Medical Device Integration solution

Bernoulli will implement its proven Bernoulli One™ architecture to bring medical device connectivity to the critical-care areas of Main Line’s acute-care hospitals, including intensive care units, emergency departments, and neonatal intensive care units.

Bernoulli One offers detailed data schemes, functional assessment and clinical support for a broad range of medical devices from every major manufacturer and uses a standard HL7 interface and the existing network infrastructure to capture, clarify and share distributed data into a variety of interfaces and EHR systems automatically. Additionally, the solution’s FDA Class II clearance means it can be used for active patient monitoring as well as secondary alarm management.

“Bernoulli One eliminates manual transcription, which reduces the risk of error inputs and mitigates the disruption of patient care workflows,” said Bernoulli Chief Nursing Officer Jeanne Venella DNP, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN. “The result is complete, accurate real time data as it is captured, enabling clinicians to work more efficiently and effectively to deliver superior patient care.”

In addition to having ready access to real-time, synchronized patient data, clinicians must also be able to access this information at all times and at any location. Bernoulli One offers the lowest overall cost of ownership, with a single system management controller that does not require expensive add-ons, easy plug-and-play connectivity, the highest level of patient data security and privacy, integrated clinical mobility and positive patient association.

Brailo added that Bernoulli’s local presence and proactive partnership were additional factors in the Main Line’s selection. “The Bernoulli team was on-site during vendor evaluations and they brought clinicians with them, not just sales consultants,” Brailo said. “The education and information they provided us on the complexities of medical device integration was invaluable.”

Achieving medical device connectivity is a major initiative for many hospitals and health systems seeking to improve patient care and foster real-time clinical decision-making. For clinicians to make the best patient care decisions, hospitals must ensure that their EHRs and clinical decision systems contain meaningful and accurate data from the myriad of devices that monitor and provide therapy to patients.

“For hospitals and health systems, like Main Line Health, breaking ground on a net-new EHR and MDI program requires a close and collaborative relationship between solutions providers and stakeholders from a wide variety of departments, including IT, networking, facilities, clinical staff, and biomedical engineering,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “We are very excited to play a significant role in Main Line’s transformational journey toward improved clinical workflows and the creation of a more holistic and real-time portrait of patients under their care.”

Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system that serves Philadelphia and its westerns suburbs, with 10,000 employees and more than 2,000 physicians on staff.

 

Bernoulli Provides Medical Device Integration and Connectivity at Major Hospital Network

Completion of Implementation Results in Enhanced Quality of Care and Patient Safety at Six St. Luke’s Hospitals

Milford, CT—April 4, 2016—Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, announced the successful go-live of medical device integration and connectivity at Pennsylvania-based St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN), a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized health system. The implementation took place as part of the current Epic installation for six of the health system’s hospitals.

Utilizing their proven Nuvon VEGA architecture, Bernoulli coordinated, configured and implemented medical device connectivity with the critical care and anesthesia procedure areas of six St. Luke’s hospitals. Supported departments include Gastroenterology, Catheterization Lab, Interventional Radiology, Operating Rooms, MRI department, Obstetrics, ICU, CCU and Step-Down ICU—totaling more than 300 beds.

Medical Device Integration and Connectivity

“St. Luke’s is committed to the highest quality patient care and patient safety,” said Kimberly Husky, Director of Integration and Interoperability at SLUHN. “We were able to integrate a number of different devices across different platforms and distribute the necessary drivers through one feed from Bernoulli.”

As part of the implementation, Bernoulli deployed custom-built device drivers related to 12 device types, including GE patient monitors using both serial and network connectivity, Draeger and GE anesthesia machines, Covidien BIS monitors, Medrad MRI monitors, Edwards cardiac output monitors and Datascope Passport monitors.

For clinicians to make the best patient care decisions, hospitals must ensure that their EHRs and clinical decision systems contain meaningful and accurate data from the myriad that monitor patients. In addition to having ready access to this real-time, synchronized patient data, clinicians must also be able to access this information at all times and at any location. Bernoulli’s VEGA solution offers the lowest overall cost of ownership, with a single system management controller that does not require expensive add-ons, easy plug-and-play connectivity, the highest level of patient data security and privacy, integrated clinical mobility and positive patient association.

“Successfully implementing medical device connectivity and interoperability in all six of St. Luke’s hospitals within a tight timeframe and during a major EHR build demonstrates Bernoulli’s ability to deliver on its promise of accurate, real-time patient data, anytime, anywhere,” said Jonathan Krieger, Bernoulli Director of Project Implementation. “We see St. Luke’s as a long-term partner and are pleased that we can support them now and in the future.”

About Bernoulli

Based in Milford, CT, Bernoulli is a leader in real-time connected healthcare, with more than 1,200 installed, operational systems. Bernoulli One™, the company’s flagship platform, is the market’s only real-time, end-to-end, connected healthcare platform that combines comprehensive and vendor-agnostic medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance, telemedicine/virtual ICU, advanced alarm management, predictive analytics and robust distribution capabilities into ONE solution. Bernoulli One empowers clinicians with tools to drive better outcomes, improve the patient experience, and enhance provider workflow. In December 2015, Cardiopulmonary Corp. merged with Nuvon, a leader in medical device connectivity and integration, creating Bernoulli. For more information about Bernoulli One or to view our case studies, visit www.bernoullihealth.com.

About St. Luke’s St.

Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 215 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

Media contact:
Matt Schlossberg
Amendola Communications for Bernoulli

(630) 935-9136

mschlossberg@acmarketingpr.com