14 Jun

New Patterns & CheckList Data Export

Now there’s a way to reduce
transcription, toggling, errors
with PeriCALM Data Export

New PeriCALM Data Export Feature

PeriGen introduces a new data export feature for Patterns and CheckList

PeriGen introduces the latest data integration improvement to PeriCALM® Patterns™ and PeriCALM® CheckList™: A data export feature designed to reduce time spent on transcribing EFM data and toggling between systems to capture and post it.

The new feature, the result of feedback received by a large number of labor & delivery clinicians at the 2015 AWHONN Convention, as well as current customers, was launched at PeriGen’s booth during the 2016 AWHONN Convention in Grapevine, TX.

How PeriCALM Data Export Works

Patterns and CheckList data export allows PeriCALM users to select 15- or 30-minute EFM summary information for posting into an annotation and, where enabled, designated EHR fields in real-time with just a few clicks of the mouse.

The new features adds an icon that activates selection of a specific section of tracing and generates an Export Dialog.  The dialog automatically populates with a summary of FHR and uterine activity measurements for the specificed time range, as calculated by PeriCALM Patterns or CheckList.

This EFM data points are customizable and can include baseline, variability, the number and types of decels, etc.  The feature also allows the user to modify each data point and add comments.  Once reviewed and approved by the user, the data Export button sends the data to the tracing as an annotation.  If the associated EHR is configured to accept this data, the same click can send it to the EHR with a time, date, and user stamp.

The feature is designed to provide real-time data while saving labor & delivery clinicians time that’s currently wasted on transcription, toggling between screens and systems, and cumbersome calculations better handled by computer.

In early tests of the new feature, one user found she saved 5 minutes an hour while charting.  PeriGen will be conducting research to measure time-savings before and after the new data export feature is introduced at client hospitals.

Email perigen@perigen.com or contact your Client Executive to participate in these studies or see a demonstration of the new data export feature.


23 Nov

Interoperability: The baby and the bathwater

Interoperability: How to keep the baby and the bathwaterDuring a recent interview with Health IT Interoperability, Bruno Bendavid, PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Product Management was adamant about not allowing the rush to achieve interoperability between healthcare systems erode the need for clinical system workflows that make sense.

“In today’s environment, rigid approaches do not necessarily help create effective, safe, and productive workflows for clinicians.”

In addition to weighing in on the side of uncompromised clinical quality, Bruno speaks to the growing importance of mobile-enabled solutions with easy-to-use interfaces.  “The movement to cloud-based technologies is growing and will be a ‘must-have’ for healthcare platforms,” states Bruno.

The interview, conducted by Frank Irving, outlines the current state of interoperability and important considerations for the road ahead.  In addition to Bruno’s perspective on integrating specialty systems such as those used by labor & delivery, the article includes sound bites by Nancy Ham of Medicity, Matthew Hawkins of Sunquest Information Systems, and Tom Lee of SA Ignite.

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Click here to hear more about Bruno’s advice for balancing clinical quality with enterprise interoperability

09 Oct

Win-Win EFM and EHR Interfacing

Interfacing between perinatal EFM and EHR systems

It’s not news that healthcare thought leaders and providers firmly believe that interfacing the hospital EHR and specialty systems like EFMs is important.  What’s difficult is matching the clinical need for special data points with the standardized fields provided by most EHR systems and, then, optimizing specialty workflows while data sharing between the two.

Using a video of last week’s webinar featuring perinatal interfacing veteran and visionary Bruno Bendavid as a centerpiece, we’ve put together key resources for labor & delivery managers to help them “win” the EFM-EHR integration battle.