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UC Irvine Medical Center Selects iSirona for Medical Device Integration

World-Class Academic Medical Center to Automate Device Data Collection, Conduct Research (May 08, 2012)

PANAMA CITY, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that UC Irvine Medical Center will be implementing iSirona's device connectivity solution throughout its campus. Rated one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News and World Report, UC Irvine will use iSirona's solution to connect medical devices to its Allscripts EMR and export data to its research database.

"We needed an enterprise-wide solution for connecting our biomed devices -- one that would enable our patient records to be current and up-to-the-minute," says Clinical Informatics Manager David Keymel, RN. "iSirona's software solution is a perfect fit for us as a medical academic center. We'll be able to use the more timely, accurate device data that iSirona provides to best treat our patients."

UC Irvine's desire to export data to its research database was a pivotal consideration. Currently, EMRs grab monitoring data at certain time increments. Yet for research purposes, UC Irvine needs that data in minute or sub-minute intervals. "iSirona can deliver data on a continuous basis," says Informatics Solution Architect Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS. "Now, we'll have the capability to provide clinicians with what they want in the EMR -- accurate, timely patient data -- and we'll gain data for research."

UC Irvine plans to use the data for predictive analytics that can help anticipate and possibly prevent negative outcomes. Boicey explains, "Being able to bring in and store vast amounts of data in real time holds promise for things like the early detection of sepsis -- something we may be able to identify earlier in a monitored environment."

UC Irvine Medical Center is scheduled to go live with iSirona's solution later this year.

About UC Irvine Medical Center
Rated one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News and World Report, UC Irvine Medical Center is a world-class academic medical center that focuses on leading-edge technology. The only university hospital in Orange County, Calif., the 422-bed medical facility offers a full scope of acute- and general-care services, including a regional burn center, Level I Trauma Center, neuropsychiatric center, Level III neonatal care unit and a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center.

About iSirona
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 and freeing nurses from the burden of hand-entering patient data so they have more time for direct patient care. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration.

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