Excel Medical has announced that Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System has selected Excel's BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration with the hospital's new electronic medical record (EMR) system.

The remit from Erlanger expands a clinical partnership between the two organizations, which began in 2010 with an initial installation of Excel's BedMasterEx and Alarm Navigator technologies.

The latest BedComm order anticipates Erlanger's deployment of a new EMR, eCHART, in 2017, which will make device connectivity essential throughout the hospital enterprise. The remit also includes additional BedMasterEx units for the health system.

"Excel's BedMasterEx and Alarm Navigator systems have provided excellent data to help us with our alarm management process. We believe combining products with Excel's BedComm technology, for bedside device connectivity, will enhance our upcoming EMR implementation," said Jim Caporali, MS, CRES, SASHE, Director, Clinical Engineering, Erlanger Health System.

Excel's Medical Device Integration solution has the ability to integrate medical device data such as vital signs, waveforms, alarms, acquired from the GE Healthcare patient monitoring system from across a hospital enterprise – including anesthesia machines, ventilators, cardiac output monitors, neurological monitors, physiological monitors, and more.

Taken a step further, this translates into potentially more timely data in the EMR, more accurate data in the EMR, fewer errors, and giving time back to clinicians to care for their patients.

"An integral part of Erlanger Health System's upcoming implementation of eCHART is the mobile and bedside device integration through Excel Medical," said Dave Peterson, SVP, Chief Information Officer of Erlanger Health System.

 "Using Excel's BedComm platform, we'll be able to capture vital signs, alarms, and parameter data from all of our ancillary devices, directly in the new EMR."