Ascom introduces Digistat medical device integration software in North America
February 21, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HIMSS19 Booth #1533 – Ascom, the leading global healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, announced at HIMSS19 that its Digistat® software suite, including Digistat® Connect, Digistat® Smart Central and Digistat® Smart Central Mobile, are now available for sale in the U.S. Digistat Smart Central and Digistat Smart Central Mobile were cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. as class II, 510(k) devices for use with patient monitors, infusion pumps and ventilators.
Already in use in prestigious European hospitals such as Saint Joan de Déu Hospital in Spain, Policlinico Gemelli in Italy and Hopital Argenteuil in France among many others, Ascom Digistat Connect software continuously acquires clinical data, alarms and events from medical devices such as patient monitors, ventilators, and infusion pumps in near real-time and creates a common, standard, automatic data stream that feeds a single source of clinical patient data to the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and hospital information systems. Device and vendor neutral and scalable from single departments to multiple hospitals, Digistat Connect’s modular architecture and interoperability with hundreds of medical devices ensures automatic and objective patient data documentation and detailed vital signs collection that saves time, avoids transcription errors, and serves as a unique source of clinical information for all hospital IT systems, including a Device Log for alarms and user actions.
To simplify Medical Device Integration (MDI), Digistat Connect offers a variety of workflow orchestration use cases with the Ascom Healthcare Platform, such as the new Ascom Telligence® 6 patient response system. Digistat Connect, working in concert with Telligence, enables semiautomatic collection and recording of vital parameters at the bedside, helping to reduce errors. When the nurse receives a notification to take vitals, which are automatically collected using Telligence MDI modules, they can simply validate the vitals at the Telligence TelliConnect station in the room before they are stored in the EHR.
Digistat Smart Central is a device status dashboard that acquires continuous data via Digistat Connect from infusion pumps, patient monitors and ventilators and displays them in an intuitive user interface on multiple workstations, wall-mounted hall displays and in central nursing stations to provide an overview of all devices, updated in near-real-time. Designed to highlight alarms and warnings occurring on any connected medical device, Digistat Smart Central presents the status of all medical devices connected to patients in a unit on a single screen. Analytics are also available, enabling physicians and nursing managers to review patient event histories and analyze statistics of the alarm management workflows.
Digistat Smart Central Mobile is an optional extension that mobilizes the platform’s features and delivers them directly to clinician mobile devices. Patient information is presented both visually and acoustically, as an aid to alarm event management. The ‘My Patient’ function enables configuration for each mobile device to display only selected patient beds.
“Digitalization of patient data is key to helping hospitals improve patient care, and Ascom Digistat software not only provides clinicians with holistic views of all medical devices and clinical data associated with a patient, it also mobilizes that data and serves as a primary data source to the EMR,” says Rob Goldman, President, Ascom North America. “The Digistat suite expands the Ascom Healthcare Platform into critical care areas, further closes the information gap between patient medical devices and back-end hospital IT systems, and supports improvement of nursing workflows to better manage alarms and warnings from connected medical devices.”
Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete, and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry and retail sectors.
Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has operating businesses in 18 countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.