Great news as more devices will become available that will interconnect with EHRs and PHRs. Capsule converts the information to XML or HL7 standards and thus is able to populate a data base. When you look through the list, almost every major medical device company appears, including GE. Siemens, and others so the interoperability between electronic medical records and medical devices is growing. BD
Capsule’s DataCaptor™ software runs on standard Microsoft Windows based-platforms. It supports up to 500 simultaneously connected devices on a single DataCaptor™ Connectivity Server with the flexibility to link multiple systems for increased levels of scalability. DataCaptor features built-in support for over 400 bedside medical devices such as patient monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps and anesthesia machines and supports services such as data queuing and device management.
Capsule, the leading provider of medical device connectivity, announced the addition of 80 medical devices to its device driver library in the last six months.
The company supports more than 400 devices from leading worldwide manufacturers like Philips Healthcare, Drager Medical, Nihon-Kohden, Spacelabs Healthcare, Baxter Healthcare, Hamilton Medical, and Cardinal Health, and has proven device connectivity for 96 percent of infusion pumps on the market, 93 percent of patient monitoring equipment, and support for the largest number of ventilators, anesthesia machines and other devices used in the ICU today.
"Healthcare organizations today are looking to get more of their medical device data connected into their CISs and EMRs because they understand it improves clinician efficiency as well as patient care. We value our successful and continuing partnership with Capsule which spans more than six years. They have a very broad and capable solution for vendors that need a verified and validated 'plug-in' connectivity solution to integrate data from all of their customers' devices to their health care IT systems."
Capsule's core software product, DataCaptor(TM), automatically converts the medical device data to HL7 or XML format and integrates it with any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical Information System (CIS), and/or Alarm and Event Management system to enhance workflow, save thousands of nursing hours, and improve patient care.