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Andover, MA, United States, 2011/01/02 - Capsule, the leading provider of medical device connectivity, announced today that they have added over 70 devices in just 9 months to the largest device driver list in the industry.
This impressive list has enabled Capsule to physically connect over 50,000 devices in over 650 hospitals, proving that its medical device integration solution is the most reliable in the industry.
As the market leader, Capsule offers hospitals a vendor-neutral, enterprise device connectivity solution that allows them to connect virtually any medical device to any information system. Capsule’s current list of over 520 devices includes over 98% of all patient monitoring equipment, 99% of all infusion systems, 97% of all ventilators, and an impressive list of pulse oximeters and critical care beds. Furthermore, Capsule delivers connectivity to an ever-growing list of specialized medical devices across the hospital enterprise, such as pediatric ventilators and cerebral oximeters.
Some of the new devices added to Capsule’s list include Philips’ OB TraceVue, a specialized labor and delivery system, and Terumo’s heart and lung bypass equipment. Both of these are examples of devices providing vital clinical documentation for departments across the enterprise.
“We are continually working to ensure we can deliver connectivity to virtually any device and system a hospital needs. This includes the mainstream and legacy devices a hospital has, as well as highly innovative devices that improve the standard of care. We can deliver this level of support because of our posture of vendor neutrality and our established relationships with nearly every medical device manufacturer, ” says Neil Henry, Product Manager of Device Interfaces at Capsule. “Furthermore, we have two DDI development teams in the U.S. and France that are solely dedicated to developing and maintaining these drivers and to conducting the rigorous verification and validation procedures that are necessary when marketing an FDA 510k cleared solution. The bottom line for hospitals is they don’t need to wait to assemble a clinical documentation system for any department within the hospital, and they can rest assured that Capsule delivers a safe, reliable solution that works across the hospital enterprise.”
About Capsule’s Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution™
Capsule’s Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution is the only solution that truly adapts to the environment it operates in. Its design gives hospitals the option to deploy connectivity throughout the enterprise so that all departments, not just high acuity, can enjoy the value that device integration has to offer. It completely integrates with existing or planned caregiver work processes and allows a facility to leverage existing technologies.
About The Capsule Neuron™
The Capsule Neuron is the first intelligent touch-screen platform dedicated to managing device connectivity at the bedside and is a key component of Capsule’s Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution. The flexible and scalable Capsule Neuron can be deployed across the enterprise, in a variety of ways, to ensure that it works within the established clinical workflow of the unit. In higher acuity environments it is typically mounted on the wall to enable the automatic collection of vitals from multiple devices for a given patient and to provide clinicians with a visual display of connectivity status at the bedside. In lower acuity environments, such as med-surg, the Capsule Neuron is typically mounted on a roll stand with the spot check monitor the hospital is already using to deliver an all-in-one solution called Mobile Vitals Plus™. Mobile Vitals Plus allows a clinician to automatically capture, validate and send vitals to the EMR right from the point of care for multiple patients.
For more than 14 years, Capsule (capsuletech.com) has been the world's leading, award-winning provider of solutions for medical device connectivity. Our leadership is made possible through our 510(k) cleared software and medical grade hardware products, our unique expertise in device protocols and firmware, and our strong partnerships with nearly every major medical device manufacturer and HIS company. Our proven Enterprise Medical Device Connectivity Solution, chosen by over 650 facilities, features a patient-centric, vendor neutral design that allows hospitals to connect virtually any medical device, to any information system, in any unit of the hospital. Featuring the innovative Capsule Neuron™ platform, the solution actually integrates with existing technologies and infrastructures and works within the established or planned caregiver work processes. Furthermore, Capsule’s solution is completely flexible and scalable thereby allowing a hospital to grow as their needs grow to meet their short and long term connectivity, patient care, and safety needs.