STANLEY Healthcare’s AeroScout Asset Management Solution Now Integrates Status Data from Baxter Sigma Spectrum Infusion System

Integration allows a range of statuses to be received directly from pumps for improved visibility into usage patterns and more efficient pump management

WALTHAM, Mass., August 15, 2017 — STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of visibility solutions and analytics for the healthcare industry, today announced a new integration with Baxter’s Sigma Spectrum Infusion System that enables hospitals to display a range of infusion pump data in the STANLEY Healthcare AeroScout Asset Management solution.

The integration leverages the Cisco Wi-Fi network to send messages directly from Baxter infusion pumps to the AeroScout Location Engine. The infusion pumps use the same Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) message format as STANLEY Healthcare’s asset tags, enabling seamless integration into the MobileView software used by the AeroScout platform. MobileView is able to display a range of status information from the Spectrum device, including:

  • Power: unplugged, charging, charge complete, install battery, and check battery;
  • Pump: off, un-programmed, programmed, running, keep vein open (KVO), and alarm;
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) due date status;
  • Network Connection: network search, server search, connected to server;
  • Battery level.

Any of these statuses can be used to generate alerts in the MobileView software to aid with management of the infusion pump fleet. In addition, the data are stored in the MobileView database for reporting and analysis.

The integration has been piloted at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland. The hospital is currently tracking 725 Baxter Sigma Spectrum pumps, with location and status data displayed in the AeroScout solution. “This integration allows us to see both the location and usage information for our pumps in one place, which greatly enhances our ability to optimize utilization,” said Mark Cornelius, Director of Clinical Engineering for PRMC. “We can see where pumps are in demand, where they’re available, and usage patterns across the hospital. This was a key factor when we were researching new infusion pumps. The ability to trend utilization over time is extremely valuable to our organization.”

“Effective management of mobile medical assets is essential to both efficiency and patient safety. By giving hospitals visibility to the location and status of their equipment, the AeroScout solution enables higher utilization rates, increased productivity for biomed and clinical staff, and timely maintenance,” said Gabi Daniely, Vice President of Solutions, Products and Marketing for STANLEY Healthcare. “The integration to the Baxter Sigma Spectrum Infusion System gives hospitals another valuable Asset Management use case that builds on STANLEY Healthcare’s leadership position in Real-Time Location System (RTLS) solutions.”

The AeroScout solution is the most comprehensive RTLS platform, with the widest range of applications and a powerful visual business intelligence tool, MobileView Analytics. The Baxter integration adds to the leadership position of the AeroScout solution in Asset Management, with a number of advanced asset management use cases, such as PAR level management, and the availability of cloud-based analytics. The AeroScout solution is backed by STANLEY Healthcare’s By Your Side commitment to ensure that every customer is successful with its solutions and realizes long-term value through a range of support services spanning the entire lifecycle of the solution.

The integration to the Sigma Spectrum Infusion System builds on a longstanding relationship between STANLEY Healthcare and Baxter. “We are pleased to be partnering with STANLEY Healthcare for this integration,” said Eric Sato, Vice President, Infusion Technologies, Baxter. “STANLEY Healthcare shares our vision of helping healthcare providers achieve higher efficiency and greater safety in delivering care.”
 

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