June 28, 2016
Published in DSiH, translated by Google Translate
Written by Danien Dubois
To simplify patient care by making processes and improve data security, the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) chose to integrate medical devices via the SmartLinx solution Capsule Medical Device System Information. Interview with Florian Müller, Head of IT projects HUG.
In what context is part of the project?
University Hospitals in Geneva, The HUG are the first university hospitals in Switzerland. They are a reference center on the national and international level. After creating our own integrated patient record (DPI), we wanted to simplify the management process for patients by improving data security. We opted for a comprehensive approach to integrating our biomedical devices with connectivity solution. It facilitates the nursing work in providing automatic recovery of vital signs in the DPI directly from the bedside. Our choice fell on SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS) for its high deployment flexibility and safety performance. This solution integrates medical devices to collect, validate and automatically send vital signs of patients to our DPI.
What was your problem?
Our risk management approach is focused on traceability and identito-vigilance. The combination of the patient's identity, since his room to data collected by the connectivity solutions was therefore crucial. The capsule interface guarantees the recovery of this vital data. Our second objective was to interface many biomedical devices of the hospital and our IPR. With the touch terminal SmartLinx Neuron 2, Capsule provides a solution both simple and complete that adapts to different ranges of instruments, regardless of the suppliers.
Where are you implementing?
In two years, we have deployed 70 terminals in six units. We expect to double in the coming year.
Care teams are satisfied; they say we have more time for their patients and have a reliable and secure documentation. The constants are taken more frequently while allowing caregivers to strengthen their relationship with the patient. Our best ambassador is word-of-mouth. The teams come to us to benefit from the solution and organize deployment. This is the case for the last two implementations.
The other advantage of this project is to be able to assign a person to SmartLinx park management daily. For two years, we have experienced several generations of the solution. In the latest version, we found a better integration of identity and patient movements.
June 7, 2016
Published by Cambio Healthcare Systems
We are pleased to share that Cambio Healthcare Systems, the leading electronic health record (EHR) company in the Nordics, today announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with Capsule Technologie, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Life, Inc., to enable medical device connectivity and integration in hospitals. Continue reading the complete press release at Cambio.se.
March 15, 2016
Published in Mobile Health Times
Qualcomm Incorporated announced that Capsule Technologie, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life, Inc., and its DataCaptor™ software has been awarded Category Leader for medical device integration systems, according to the annual “2015-16 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services” report. Read more
November 3, 2015
Published on Xconomy
Written by Bruce V. Bigelow
Just a few weeks after Qualcomm Life acquired Andover, MA-based Capsule Technologie in September, the FDA cleared the newest version of Capsule’s patient monitoring system, SmartLinx Vitals Plus, for use as a medical device. Read the full article at xconomy.com.
September 16, 2015
Published in +MassDevice
Written by Fink Densford
“For Qualcomm Life, finding capsule as an established, well executed technology that’s already operating in 2,000 hospitals was really an exciting acquisition opportunity and fits so perfectly with the overall strategy of the internet of medical things,” Qualcomm Life chief medical officer Dr. James Mault told MassDevice.com in an interview. Read the complete article at MassDevice.com
September 14, 2015
Published on Zdnet.com
Written by Larry Dignan
Qualcomm said Monday that it has acquired Capsule Technologie, a company that focuses on medical device and data management.
Capsule will be folded into Qualcomm Life as a subsidiary. Qualcomm Life is focused on connected health technology in hospitals as well as remote monitoring. Capsule integrates medical devices, electron health records as well as technology systems. Read the complete article at zdnet.com
September 14, 2015
Published in Fortune
Written by Stacey Higginbotham
Is now the time for connected health to finally take off?
Qualcomm’s medical subsidiary Qualcomm Life Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, which does the grunt work of linking medical devices and the software that hospitals use to handle patient data. Read the complete article at fortune.com
September 14, 2015
Published in mHealth Intelligence
Written by Vera Gruessner
The medical field is changing drastically as new technologies are adopted and positioned as a means toward better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and lower medical costs – more commonly known as the Triple Aim of Healthcare. Whether it is wearable devices, mobile health applications, the Internet of Things,... Read the entire article at mhealthintelligence.com
SAN DIEGO — September 14, 2015 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life.
The acquisition of Capsule extends Qualcomm Life’s connected health offerings into the hospital, ultimately creating a more seamless care continuum from hospital to home and all points in between. By combining Qualcomm Life’s wireless expertise and ecosystem of connected medical devices outside of the hospital with Capsule’s leadership for connecting medical devices, EMR’s and IT systems across the hospital enterprise, Qualcomm Life is creating one of the world’s largest open connected health ecosystems to deliver intelligent care everywhere.
Capsule’s leading medical device integration and clinical data management platform enables data collection, EMR and health IT system integration and monitoring in one of the largest ecosystems of connected devices inside the hospital. Capsule’s smart networking goes beyond device integration by delivering timely clinical data to various in-hospital decision support systems, alarm and notification systems and asset management tools, which help reduce latency and transcription errors to ensure timely, informed care.
“Qualcomm is focused on strengthening its position in specific Internet of Everything verticals, like healthcare,” said Derek Aberle, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “The acquisition of Capsule expands the breadth of our healthcare platform, enabling us to provide connectivity solutions for the entire care continuum and create one of the world’s largest connected health ecosystems. This will be an important step in advancing the Internet of Medical Things.”
“As health care continues to move into the home and ambulatory settings and outside of traditional care areas such as the hospital, the convergence of medical device data from wherever the patient is located is critically important,” explained Gene Cattarina, CEO, Capsule. “Together, Qualcomm Life and Capsule will power this convergence by making data more accessible and interoperable among care teams to provide true continuity of care at the hospital, in the home and at all points in between.”
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than those of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding: the expected benefits of the transaction; management plans relating to the transaction; the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; product development, product extensions, product integration, new products, sales channels and customers, complementary product offerings and growth opportunities in certain business areas, including the Internet of Medical Things; the potential future financial impact of the transaction; and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to the possibility that expected benefits of the transaction may not materialize as expected; that Qualcomm Life may not be able to successfully integrate the products and employees of Capsule or ensure the continued performance or growth of Capsule’s products; as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm’s SEC reports, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 28, 2015. Qualcomm does not undertake any obligation to update, or continue to provide information with respect to, any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
September 11, 2015
Published in Hospital EMR & EHR
Guest blog post written by Kevin Phillips
When it comes to medical devices, most people think of patient monitoring and physiologic data such as HR, SPO2, respiration rate waveforms and physiologic alarms. But there’s a lot more “under the hood” of a device – a lot more than just physiologic data that, when applied in new ways, can contribute to patient safety efforts and help with operational efficiencies.
Under the hood are three types of data...Read the complete article in Hospital EMR & EHR.
August 24, 2015
Published by Surgical Information Systems
CapsuleTech received the SIS Partner of the Year award. Capsule's DataCaptor and SmartLinx Medical Device Information System® solutions provide electronic delivery of patient vitals from the OR or PACU. Clients using Capsule and SIS solutions have improved patient data availability, increased clinician job satisfaction, and have seen a reduction in documentation times. Read the complete press release at sisfirst.com.
August 6, 2015
Published in Hospital EMR & EHR
Written by John Lynn
One of the advantages of devices is that they’re really good at collecting vast amounts of data. One of the problems we have in healthcare is that our medical devices collect a lot more healthcare data than we actually use. It’s too bad since no doubt there is a lot more benefit we could receive from all the medical device data we’re collecting.
This point was really driven home when I saw the infographic... Read the complete article at Hospital EMR & EHR
July 27, 2015
Published in HIT Leaders & News
Written By: Gibby Taylor, Associate Editor
It is no secret that medical devices are able to accumulate extensive amounts of patient data. Oftentimes, this data is underutilized. Could there be a way to harness the power of medical device data to improve the delivery of patient care? We spoke with Kevin Phillips and Monica Demers of CapsuleTech, and they offered their insight. Read the entire article at HIT Leaders & News.
Published in Health Management Technology
Written by Rick Dana Barlow
Information Technology helps to drive workflow improvement
Decision support capabilities operate much like an electronic advisory board or planning committee, minus the circuitous debates and discussions, distracting smartphone use, and other thoughtless interruptions that break concentration. Read the complete article in the July Issue of Health Management Technology.
May 6, 2015
Published in Health Management Technology
With so many possible solutions out there, what’s a healthcare IT decision-maker to do? Luckily, we have KLAS Research as an option, which released its highly anticipated annual report Jan. 29, 2015, that reflects feedback from thousands of healthcare providers about the best-performing healthcare IT vendors for more than 100 market segments. Read the complete article at Health Management Technology.
May 4, 2015
Published in the EMR & EHR
Written by Andy Oram
Early warning systems–such as the popular Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) used in many hospitals–form one of the first waves in the ocean of analytics we need to wash over our health care system. Eventually, health care will elegantly integrate medical device output, electronic patient records, research findings, software algorithms, and–yes, let us not forget–the clinician’s expertise in a timely intervention into patient care. Read the complete article at EMR & EHR.
April 23, 2015
Published in Medical Devices Business Review
,,,EWSS incorporates seamlessly with SmartLinx Chart Xpress for periodic vital sign collection, while Chart Xpress connects to existing spot check monitors and transmits data directly to an electronic medical record (EMR) or other appropriate IT system. Read the complete article at Medical Devices Business Review.
April 16, 2015
Published in Mass Device
Written by Val Kennedy
CapsuleTech’s new SmartLinx Vitals Plus Patient Monitoring System will utilize Masimo's SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion technology, which monitors oxygen levels in the blood, and CapsuleTech's SmartLinx Neuron 2 mobile clinical computer. Read the complete article at Mass Device.
April 13, 2015
Published by 24x7 Magazine
Capsule, a medical device integration solutions provider, has announced that Baptist Health in Louisville, KY, will implement its Capsule SmartLinx medical device information system across seven facilities. Read the complete article at 24x7 Magazine.
February 11, 2015
Published in 24x7 Magazine
CapsuleTech Inc has announced that its DataCaptor software was named 2014 Category Leader for medical device integration systems, according to the annual “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report. Read the complete article at 24x7 Magazine.
February 3, 2015
Published in EMR & EHR
Written by Andy Oram
The first part of this article looked at the basic idea of devices and computer systems that can deal with loosely connected actors, human and mechanical. This part takes it further into current experiments in health care.
Devices Must Adapt to Collaborators’ Needs
To be a useful agent, a computer system must understand the context in which it is operating. Take pulse oximetry–the measurement of oxygen in the blood. It’s an easy procedure to perform, and is used in hospitals to tell whether a sick patient, such as one with lung problems, is in danger. The same technology can also be used by fitness buffs to tell whether they’re getting a good workout. Read the complete article at EMR & EHR.
January 29, 2015
Published in Medical Plastic News
A US cancer unit is switching to a medical device information system to integrate device data into the hospital's electronic medical record. Read the complete article at Medical Plastic News.
January 26, 2015
Published in EHRIntelligence
Written by Jennifer Bresnick
EHR implementation can often be such a significant challenge to a healthcare organization that the thought of revving up concurrent programs that further alter the clinical workflow is unthinkable. Installing new medical device integration software during a third try at finding the perfect EHR sounds even less appealing. But at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, retooling both pieces of the health IT puzzle at the same time was a highly successful strategy. Read the complete article at EHRIntelligence.
January 26, 2015
Published in Health IT Analytics
Written by Jennifer Bresnick
At the University of Arkansas Medical Center last year, Director of Clinical Informatics and Innovation Amy Hester, PhD(c), BSN, RN, BC, has had a pair of huge health IT projects on her hands. Not only was the 517-bed academic medical center going through a massive overhaul of its EHR infrastructure, but Hester was charged with leading a medical device integration team that hoped to go live with its implementation at the very same time. Read the complete article at Health IT Analytics.
Published in Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
Written by Raphael L. Aquino, MS
Article provides detailed insight and advice for device integration planning and explains how Capsule's implementation at Sentara gave nursing staff back an estimated 1,168 hours per year. Read the complete article at PSQH.