AAMI Interoperability Theme Showcases Excel Medical’s Focus on the Future
Device Integration and Streaming Analytics on Display Last weekend more than 2000 clinical engineers, clinicians, informaticists, and maintenance specialists assembled for the American Associatation for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in Austin Texas. The convention featured an interoperability showcase designed to highlight the fact that clinical engineers are in the proverbial... Read more
Leveraging EMR and Patient Monitoring Data for Synergistic Clinical Decision Support
A Recipe for Clinical Decision Support using Streaming Analytics There seems to be a groundswell in the number of applications being developed for new clinical decision support analytics tools. It was only a matter of time. As an example, computerized 12 lead ECG interpretation was invented roughly forty years... Read more
Warp 3 Medical Recorder for Ultrasound and Vital Signs Monitoring Anywhere

Warp United, a company based in Shenzhen, China, is bringing to market its Warp 3 Medical Recorder. Weighing only a couple pounds (1 Kg), the device can be connected to compatible ultrasound transducers and to a vital signs module that can simultaneously collect 6 channel ECG, pulse rate, SpO2, temperature, and blood pressure measurements. The recorder is […]

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Clinical Analytics 101
The “Crystal Ball” of Healthcare Information Technology One of the exciting new frontiers in medicine is clinical analytics, sometimes called streaming analytics, or clinical decision support software. This is basically the science of importing all of the thousands of bits of data, both literally, and figuratively,  and using them... Read more
5 Ways to Create a Toxic Culture in Your Hospital

l am often enticed to click on advertisements in articles that I am reading with titles similar to the title of this post.  Since the Holidays and end of the year responsibilities find me short on time, I’d like to tease my next post with the following list of things that many organizations do to […]

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  As a follow up on my last post  identifying waste as described by Lean methodology, I’d like to emphasize what is not waste.   As anyone with experience in Lean workouts knows, there can be quite a feeling of exuberance in identifying areas for improvement and seeing cost savings materialize as a result. The […]

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Working Together to improve Medical Device Connectivity

What a remarkable time to be in healthcare! Regardless of your stance on the elections last month, it is clear that we are on the verge of significant changes to the way that we treat patients and do business.  Healthcare IT and Medical Device companies have all seen an uptick in valuations, and the market […]

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Root Cause Analysis with long-term patient monitoring “Black Box”
For many years, the process of abstracting patient data after Sentinel Events has been challenging. Say for instance,  an adverse patient event occurred, but despite the patient being on telemetry monitoring, the only physiological data available might be ECG strips, if those had even been captured. Most modern patient... Read more
Novel Headache Blocking Neurotransmitter
Designed for those with chronic headache pain, the ATI Neurostimulator by Autonamic Technologies provides the first neurostimulator designed for headaches. Designed to stimulate the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a nerve cluster buried deep in the face, at the root of the nose,  the Pulsante™ SPG Microstimulator System offers a reversible... Read more
Clinical Analytics and Research Data Capture Solution
Traditionally when developing clinical research or analytical algorithms and you were in search of raw clinical data parameters to minesuch as cardiac output or SPO2, you might try to interface that data via HL7 from the EMR, (if indeed that clinical interface was in place to begin with). In... Read more