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Medical Device Integration Program

The Medical Device Integration Program was launched in 2009 to respond to the rapidly evolving technology convergence in Medical Devices and meet the clinical demands to improve efficiency and quality of care. A time and motion study survey of 767 nurses reported more than 35% nurse time was spent on documentation, with a contributing factor being lack of integration with Medical Devices. Integration of Medical Devices and work processes will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of nurses (and other care providers), allowing for sustainable improvement in the use of clinician time and the safe delivery of care. Approximately, 23% of our Medical Devices install base needs to be integrated to realize the clinical value across Kaiser Permanente.

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