Intelligent InSites Integrates Censitrac Surgical Instrument Management System
Censitrac enables hospitals and surgery centers to track and manage the location and history of each surgical instrument used in the facility, including its age, previous procedures, sterilization history, maintenance, and suitability for use. The data captured by the Censitrac system provides valuable information to healthcare providers as they manage and improve their surgical instrument processes.
“Enhanced efficiency, cost containment, and risk mitigation are all traits of today's peak performing operating rooms,” said Randy Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer at Censis Technologies. “Our solution ensures surgeons have the right instruments, at the right place, at the right time, which provides means to achieve maximum performance in the OR.”
“The integration between the Censitrac surgical instrument management system and Intelligent InSites’ real-time operational intelligence platform directly addresses the growing need of healthcare organizations to heighten the degree of interoperability between hospital information systems,” said Ralf Mehnert-Meland, Director of Developer/OEM Relationships at Intelligent InSites. “With the real-time data integration capabilities of our software platform, healthcare providers experience more streamlined access to the information they need, improving operational efficiency and positively impacting the process of care delivery.”
The integration between Intelligent InSites and Censis Technologies is already being leveraged by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Health Administration, the United States’ largest integrated healthcare system, which is deploying Intelligent InSites’ real-time operational intelligence platform across 152 medical centers and seven Consolidated Medical Outpatient Pharmacy facilities.
The Censitrac InstrumenTrac solution, currently utilized by 47 Veterans Affairs facilities, guides sterile processing professionals through proper sterilization procedures; tracks the location, usage and maintenance of every uniquely identified instrument and mobile assets; and interfaces with OR scheduling systems to ensure surgeons have the right instruments when they need them. With Censitrac the reprocessing data and procedure case history for every instrument and endoscope is readily available for root cause analysis. This means the OR efficiency and infection control are aligned, thereby improving the path to patient safety.
The Intelligent InSites real-time operational intelligence platform—which collects and processes data, in real-time, from healthcare information systems, nurse call systems, communications platforms, building management systems, electronic health records, and wireless sensory networks, including multiple RFID and RTLS hardware technologies—empowers multiple healthcare operations applications, including patient flow, staff communications, infection control, bed management, asset management, rentals management, environmental monitoring, surgical instrument tracking, and consumable asset management, with real-time, actionable information. This ability to leverage real-time information across the enterprise enables healthcare organizations to optimize operations and care delivery processes, resulting in more affordable care and improved patient satisfaction.
Healthcare providers can learn more about Censis Technologies’ integration by visiting Intelligent InSites at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, in New Orleans, LA. Intelligent InSites can be found in booth #8025 and in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion.
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