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Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of “Incident ReportingWe all have these systems, whether paper or electronic, that are supposed to capture incidents that can lead to and/or have resulted in patient harm. Most of these systems can do this, but many will agree that there is something missing – something important – when it comes to whether or not these systems actually enhance patient safety.

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iSirona, a leading provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, has announced that the North Oaks Health System in Hammond, La., has chosen iSirona for its device connectivity solution. North Oaks will rely on iSirona's flexible software to quickly and accurately move patient data from devices such as its anesthesia machines into North Oaks' electronic medical record.

iSirona, a leading provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, has announced that the North Oaks Health System in Hammond, La., has chosen iSirona for its device connectivity solution. North Oaks will rely on iSirona's flexible software to quickly and accurately move patient data from devices such as its anesthesia machines into North Oaks' electronic medical record.

iSirona's connectivity solution will be implemented in conjunction with the hospital's upcoming Epic go-live. According to iSirona President Peter Witonsky, the concurrent implementation of both Epic and iSirona will prove beneficial. "Addressing device connectivity as part of an EMR implementation allows clients to truly leverage the EMR by populating it with robust patient data," he says. "Electronic patient records that contain accurate, nearly real-time patient data will assist North Oaks' clinicians in making care decisions and, at the same time, get them back to providing more direct patient care."

About North Oaks Health System
North Oaks Health System is one of Louisiana's largest and most progressive community hospital organizations and is strategically based between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to promote wellness, restore health and provide comfort in our region by focusing on quality, accessibility and accountability. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, two outpatient diagnostic & treatment centers, an outpatient surgery center, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a hospice agency and a growing physician group for primary and specialty care. Visit us at www.northoaks.org.

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. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems. For more information, visit isirona.com.


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