MILFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania-based Main Line Health has chosen Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, as its medical device integration solutions provider for the health system's transition to Epic. By March 2018, the platform is expected to go live at Main Line's four acute-care hospitals and outpatient centers.
"This is one of the largest technological implementations in the history of Main Line Health," said Troy Brailo, the health system's Epic Applications Manager. "We selected Bernoulli because we wanted a partner with the capabilities to deliver a fully integrated, system-wide platform with comprehensive device connectivity." Bernoulli will implement its proven Bernoulli One™ architecture to bring medical device connectivity to the critical-care areas of Main Line's acute-care hospitals, including intensive care units, emergency departments, and neonatal intensive care units. Bernoulli One offers detailed data schemes, functional assessment and clinical support for a broad range of medical devices from every major manufacturer and uses a standard HL7 interface and the existing network infrastructure to capture, clarify and share distributed data into a variety of interfaces and EHR systems automatically. Additionally, the solution's FDA Class II clearance means it can be used for active patient monitoring as well as secondary alarm management. "Bernoulli One eliminates manual transcription, which reduces the risk of error inputs and mitigates the disruption of patient care workflows," said Bernoulli Chief Nursing Officer Jeanne Venella DNP, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN. "The result is complete, accurate real time data as it is captured, enabling clinicians to work more efficiently and effectively to deliver superior patient care." In addition to having ready access to real-time, synchronized patient data, clinicians must also be able to access this information at all times and at any location. Bernoulli One offers the lowest overall cost of ownership, with a single system management controller that does not require expensive add-ons, easy plug-and-play connectivity, the highest level of patient data security and privacy, integrated clinical mobility and positive patient association. Brailo added that Bernoulli's local presence and proactive partnership were additional factors in the Main Line's selection. "The Bernoulli team was on-site during vendor evaluations and the brought clinicians with them, not just sales consultants," Brailo said. "The education and information they provided us on the complexities of medical device integration was invaluable."