HIMSS Analytics, a branch of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American College of Clinical Engineering will conduct a joint study on the benefits of medical devices that share information with electronic health records, according to a news release.
The agreement calls for the two groups to survey U.S. hospitals with 150 beds or more regarding their combined use of intelligent medical devices and EHRs. The study will result in a benchmark report, which participating hospitals can use to compare their data-sharing device operations to peer providers.
The data that we gather will provide a beneficial snapshot of how healthcare providers are integrating intelligent medical devices" into the EHR environments to optimize patient-care delivery, said Mike Davis, executive vice president of HIMSS Analytics. These peer-based results will inform our members about current integration trends and how they related to our capital and operational programs. -- by Shawn Rhea