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As part of the NHS Long-term Plan, secondary care providers in England will be expected to be fully digitised, including clinical and operational processes across all settings and departments, by 2024.

BeneVision Central StationMindray’s monitoring solutions, such as the BeneVision range, combined with a collaborative approach to open network architecture and interoperability, are meeting this challenge - enabling many hospitals to design stable and reliable clinical data networks.

“Connectivity is the future – the health service is moving towards an open approach and Mindray’s technology supports this,” comments Geoff Taylor, Connectivity Specialist at Mindray. “The days of just delivering boxes is gone; hospitals want a total solution. As suppliers, we all have to work together if the NHS is to really achieve its goal of being fully digitised by 2024.”

As medical device technologies continue to advance, Mindray is continuously expanding its connectivity capabilities.  In just 12 months, Mindray UK has achieved connectivity with eight diverse and distinct EPR systems including systems from Cerner, Meditech, Epic, QuadraMed, iMDSoft, and ISIS. Furthermore, to add to its library of third-party machines, Mindray has commitment from R&D to develop up to 30 drivers within the next 12 months.

But connectivity of device is only valuable if the patient data acquired is accurate, accessible and meaningful. Portable patient monitors such as Mindray’s BeneVision N1, help achieve this by enabling continuously transmitted and recorded patient data, seamlessly integrated with third-party clinical information systems.

Mindray Operating roomWhen the N1 is connected with Mindray’s larger high-definition displays, data from multiple third-party devices, such as infusion pumps and anaesthesia machines, can be integrated into the monitors through Mindray’s BeneLink module - enabling caregivers to view holistic patient data from various devices in a single view.

Data from Mindray’s patient monitors and other devices connected via BeneLink, can be accessed at central stations and remotely on mobile devices, enabling caregivers to respond quickly and effectively to alarms. In addition, through Mindray’s eGateway integration engine, data collected from bedside devices can be sent directly to the hospital’s EPR systems, providing a foundation to achieve a paperless workflow.

“The benefits of connectivity are system-wide; not only does it provide caregivers with access to timely and accurate information, the visibility of medical devices on the network is also a significant benefit for clinical engineering departments,” comments, Mindray’s UK Marketing Manager, Jim Roberts. “They can quickly locate equipment and identify maintenance requirements, helping to efficiently manage the hospital’s fleet of technology.”

For more information, visit: www.mindrayuk.com