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.
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.