iSirona announces successful go-live at Daughters of Charity Health SystemJuly 27, 2012 | Industry News Release
iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, has announced successful go-lives at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., two hospitals that are part of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS). DCHS plans to further leverage iSirona's connectivity solution across its six hospitals that span California's coast, with the ultimate goal of connecting 16,000 medical devices to its QuadraMed EMR.
"Our clinicians are dedicated professionals, and delayed or incomplete data could no longer be tolerated throughout our hospitals," explains David Siva, director of medical IS and technology at DCHS. "To provide our patients with the best care and outcomes, we knew we had to streamline the process of capturing data from medical devices."
After a rigorous selection process, DCHS chose iSirona's device integration software -- with the overwhelming support of its nurses. According to Siva, the clinicians were impressed by iSirona's DataAuthenticator functionality, which provides them with an important final step prior to delivering data to the EMR: allowing DCHS to authenticate -- or review the data and make changes or notes if necessary -- prior to committing that data to the EMR. Says Siva, "It was paramount to our organization that we have a quality tool for validating patient data."
DCHS clinicians now have access to the most up-to-date data and clinical values they couldn't capture before. "In my 20 years at DCHS, this implementation is in the top two as far as clinical acceptance," Siva says. "In fact, our clinicians believe this will improve the patient care process in a consistent and reliable fashion. It's been so well-received that we're getting calls from other departments asking when they'll be live with iSirona."
About Daughters of Charity Health System
Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) is a regional health system spanning the California coast from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles. DCHS hospitals include Seton Medical Center, Daly City; Seton Coastside, Moss Beach; O'Connor Hospital, San Jose; Saint Louise Regional Hospital, Gilroy; St. Francis Medical Center, Lynwood; and St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles. DCHS was formed in response to the health care needs of the people of California. Every day, more than 7,000 associates and physicians serve patients and their loved ones, providing quality, compassionate care -- body, mind and spirit.
Panama City, Fla.-based iSirona (www.isirona.com) 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.