Medical devices integration: what are the benefits?
Healthcare data provided by medical devices holds extremely sensitive and important information. By automating clinical processes through technology, clinicians can avoid making mistakes when entering information into patient records, whilst medical staff are able to devote themselves to their real job, not manual data entry.
The number of biomedical devices used in healthcare departments is growing and provides invaluable ways of monitoring patients’ health conditions by collecting their vital signs.
Biomedical devices abundant in modern hospitals
Biomedical devices are prevalent in operating theatres and intensive care units, especially for recording real-time blood pressure, heart rate or oxygen saturation monitoring, but they are also used across all medical specialties. As a result of technological progress and regulatory requirements, all these devices generate a large quantity of medical information that must quickly be recorded in each patient’s medical record so the that right treatment decisions can be made.
Requirement to make medical data flow safe
It is usually falls to clinicians, nurses and even doctors themselves to input this vital data to ensure a comprehensive follow-up of the patient’s treatment. But this common and consuming task takes them away from doing their real job – treating patients. Despite the clear benefit of using these medical devices, the process of managing medical data is unfortunately a waste of valuable clinical time. There are also risks of human error – the sheer quantity of manual data entry tasks can result in mistakes being made. Errors can have serious repercussions on patients’ health which is why it is now necessary to automatically update data flow between these machines and patient records.
Clinicians can focus on their real work: taking care of patients
This automatic system exists – the ENOVACOM Patient Connect software. This solution connects biomedical devices to patient records and is completely transparent to clinicians. In just two clicks, the clinician validates the patient’s identity and links it to the biomedical device. Vital data from biomedical devices (blood pressure readers, monitors, etc.) is then automatically collected and uploaded into electronic health records. The data is made secure by reliable identification and association between the device and the patient. Hospital staff save precious time so they can focus more on their patients.
By integrating the ENOVACOM Patient Connect into hospital IT systems is guaranteed to make IT departments’ and biomedical engineers’ lives easier. Medical devices integration is a real benefit to every worker who cares for patients, and those responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of the health data within healthcare organisations.