iSirona, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced several successful go-lives at Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest. Franciscan Alliance is now live with iSirona’s device connectivity solution at Franciscan St. Margaret Health – Dyer; Franciscan St. Margaret Health – Hammond; Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point; and Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City.
One of only 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations in the country, Franciscan Alliance chose iSirona because it needed a flexible medical device integration solution that allowed them to deliver accurate, timely patient data to its Epic EMR. Unlike other solutions that require expensive, single-use hardware, iSirona’s software-based solution can connect virtually any device to the EMR. This offered Franciscan Alliance a cost-effective solution that leverages the hardware and systems it already uses and can expand easily into settings such as ambulatory and home healthcare.
“Our evaluation came down to hardware versus software,” says Bill Laker, CIO of Franciscan Alliance. “Ultimately, we needed the ability to grow our connectivity solution, and the more we eliminate potential hardware points of failure, the better.”
About Franciscan Alliance
With 14 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois, Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest, providing care for more than 2.9 million outpatient visits and more than 100,000 inpatient discharges every year. Focusing on patient-centered, coordinated team-based care, Franciscan Alliance is one of 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations in the country to partner with Medicare.
Panama City, Fla.-based iSirona helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy to use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona’s software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their CIS, providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems. For more information, please visit iSirona or follow us on Twitter.