Nuvon® Improves Time for Patient Care in the Emergency Department
Providing Better Patient Triage and Supporting Increased ED Throughput Capacity
For Good Shepherd Medical Center
Nuvon’s VEGA™ Platform is the leader in enterprise device data integration,
connecting patient biomedical devices with electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical information systems (CIS)
Philadelphia —January 25, 2011— Nuvon, Inc. (www.nuvon.com), a provider of next generation BMDI (biomedical device interoperability) solutions, succeeded in helping Good Shepherd Medical Center, to improve care and efficiency in its emergency department (ED). Based in Longview, Texas, Good Shepherd Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center that covers the northeastern corner of Texas, extending north to Oklahoma and east to Louisiana.
With more than 80 percent of Good Shepherd’s admissions coming from the ED, a great deal of the success of the hospital is dependent upon the operational efficiency of its ED. Recognizing the opportunities for workflow efficiencies and improved patient care that could be obtained in the busy ED, hospital management authorized installation of the Nuvon VEGA Platform in September of 2009.
The VEGA Platform provides a complete interoperability solution that is designed to securely capture and transmit biomedical patient device data at the patient’s bedside to the EMR and other clinical information systems, according to the workflow requirements of a given installation. In addition, Nuvon’s interoperability platform provides automated device identification with Autoinstallation™ and Autodiscovery™ features, eliminating manual set-up and configuration.
Says Nuvon President and CEO, Cathleen Asch, “Nuvon’s VEGA Platform solves several critical problems that clinicians face every day:
1) reduction in manual transcription errors based on the automated collection of data so better, more accurate data are available sooner for better decision-making;
2) positive patient identification for enhanced patient safety; and
3) real time, secure availability of the patient care data wherever the clinician is.”
Nuvon’s transformative and truly interoperable machine-to-machine (M2M) platform for next generation device connectivity and data integration is:
• Device independent and operating system agnostic
• Scalable with robust security policies to monitor thousands of devices
• Designed for ease of integration
• Automated for a traceable audit trail for all data and actions
• An open architecture, enabling user and third party development
Clinicians and providers can make better informed clinical decisions with more accurate and readily available information. Integration adapts to individual workflows so users are not captive to the technology. Automatic capture of the data eliminates manual data entry and the potential for errors, and frees more time for clinicians to focus on care of their patients.
Visit Nuvon at Booth #1645, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, February 20-24, 2011, for a demonstration of the VEGA Platform. To see Nuvon’s true interoperability in action, visit the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase in the Exhibition Hall.
Nuvon, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to simplifying the management of healthcare technology, enabling clinicians to focus on the care of their patients, and providing real-time medical device data to improve decision-making and patient safety. Nuvon’s flexible, scalable, and configurable VEGA™ (Vectored Event Grid Architecture) platform is designed to capture, display, and transmit real-time patient care data at the point of care, anywhere. Nuvon’s VEGA™ distributed network architecture supports true mobility enabling caregiver access to data and devices in any location. Nuvon has an installed base of major institutions that have recognized the value of Nuvon’s breakthrough approach to defining and implementing a cost-effective platform for patient care data capture, transmission, and integration in complex healthcare environments. For more information visit Nuvon’s website: www.nuvon.com.