Implementing medical device integration systems (MDIS) can help increase quality and efficiency, according to a new KLAS report, which found that although the three established vendors in the MDIS market all scored high marks, users say that the products vary in strength.
For the report — Medical Device Integration 2012: Proven Connections — which is the first to examine MDIS, 74 providers gave their feedback on the performance and connection/report capabilities of Capsule’s DataCaptor, Cerner’s iBus, and iSirona’s DeviceConX.
MDIS technology was found to increase quality and efficiency in three ways, according to KLAS. It improves physiological monitoring accuracy by automating documentation, gives clinicians more time to spend on patient care, and gives physicians the ability to view logged data for trending and other clinical analysis. Sixty-six percent of respondents reported that this automation saves time and provides the ability to make more informed decisions concerning patient care using the tools and the trending data that MDIS technology captures and presents.