Nihon Kohden has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) to advance the safe adoption and use of healthcare technology.
From June 2016 to December 2018, the company will provide financial resources, as well as employee participation in AAMI’s National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and its National Coalition to Promote Preparation for Utilization of Complex Technology.
Alarm management processes are complex and can vary greatly among hospitals and even within different units in a single hospital. AAMI created its National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety to bring healthcare providers and industry together to identify, develop and share best practices.
To help providers address these issues, Nihon Kohden recently launched its Aware Alarm Management and Reporting software system designed to help hospitals improve alarm management and reduce alarm fatigue.
AAMI’s National Coalition to Promote Preparation for Utilization of Complex Technology is a multi-disciplinary initiative aimed at helping clinicians better prepare for using new healthcare technologies, given the rapid pace of innovation in the industry today.
In addition to addressing the needs of clinicians, biomedical engineers and industry as they work together towards this goal, the project will also strive to identify effective methods to educate patients on healthcare technology they may face during a hospital encounter in order to make them educated consumers, better equipped to understand and comply with treatment.
“We know that when we put our technology in the hands of clinicians, a patient’s life may be at stake, and that patient could be a friend or family member,” Dr. Wilson P. Constantine, CEO of Nihon Kohden America, said in a press statement. “So we share AAMI’s deep commitment to putting patient safety first.”
Founded in Japan in 1951, Nihon Kohden manufactures, develops and distributes medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia.