A recent post on the Medical Connectivity blog discussed the impact of spot vs. enterprise solutions on the messaging middleware market and offered several pain points that are largely being solved with single-function “spot” solutions today:
- Nurse call integration
- Individual and group messaging outside the enterprise
- Messaging to on-call staff on BYOD and enterprise devices
- Workflow automation
- Medical device alarms to caregivers
- Critical test results delivered to BYOD and enterprise devices
- Medical device central station, or “War room”
The Medical Connectivity blog also outlines a number of common architecture components that comprise an enterprise platform including: workflow engine, event processing engine, messaging engine, integration engine, dashboard engine, and database.
Many hospitals have taken a piecemeal approach to the problem because they’re unaware that an enterprise approach exists that solves the entire panel of pain points listed above. However, there are hospitals today that have leveraged advanced clinical integration via an alarm management system that improves workflows, solves a number of clinical pain points, and establishes order among the cacophony of competing communications to reduce alarm fatigue.
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Kentucky has been using the Extension Engage platform for almost a year throughout the entire 477-bed, 9-story medical center. They deployed 11 clinical workflow integrations that solve all of the pain points listed above – every single one – and more.
In addition to integrating its Cisco handsets with nurse call, secure messaging, patient monitors, ventilators, and a number of automated workflows, Owensboro is using its Extension platform to Evaluate the alarms being generated in order to meet accrediting standards by The Joint Commission.
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is transforming the way caregivers communicate with each other, with their patients, and with the clinical systems that often direct their limited resources.
To learn more about the Owensboro deployment contact: info@ExtensionHealthcare.com