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Integrated Medical Informatics System for Hemodialysis Center

Integrated Medical Informatics System for Hemodialysis Center

NEXCOM's integrated medical informatics system manages the process from a patient arriving at a hemodialysis center to leaving. The need to cut cost, improve medical care, and adopt electronic medical records (EMR) is driving hospitals to implement information technology (IT) solutions that streamline procedures such as billing, medical imaging, and electronic medical records processing. These solutions exemplify the convergence of healthcare and IT systems, an evolving field known as medical informatics. However, innovation is often impeded by the many medical devices, for example dialysis machines, that are stand-alone and unconnected, and unable to share data with IT systems without manual intervention.

 

Helping overcome communication barriers between medical devices and IT networks, NEXCOM has developed an integrated medical informatics system based on technologies from the Internet of Things (IoT). The solution turns medical device data into electronic medical records (EMR) and sends them to the hospital's private cloud, where data analytics can be performed to better evaluate a patient's condition.

 

The hospital is able to increase staff efficiency, improve medical care, support EMRs, and enable patient data sharing among medical providers.

Application Diagram

Integrated Medical Informatics System for Hemodialysis Center

Application Scenario

Patient Registration and Measurement: The patient carries an RFID card containing personalized information, which is read by the RFID reader and sent to NEXCOM gateways that are connected to medical devices. The gateways collect and process data from medical devices before sending it to a NEXCOM Wi-Fi access point.

Hemodialysis Nursing Information System: All data collected from dialysis machines is transferred to the private cloud that records and backs up patient and dialysis data, allows doctors and nurses to monitor a patient's status remotely, communicates waiting time and treatment status with family members, etc.

Healthcare Kiosk: Healthcare kiosk integrates several medical equipment and a tablet to serve as a community health center. Healthcare kiosk collects physiological data and uploads to hospital information system when the internet is available.

Medical Devices Monitoring: All dialysis machines and medical equipment can be monitored through gateways which can access machine operation data and upload it to the backend server so that machine health status can be observed in real time and the maintenance can be scheduled on demand.

 

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