Key features of Connexall that contribute to industry leadership
Pervasive input and output connectivity [+] from the industry's deepest library of integrations to patient care systems (e.g., Nurse Call, patient monitors, etc.), healthcare information systems (e.g., EMR, LIS, RIS, etc.) and facilities management systems (e.g., BAS, fire safety, access control, etc.).
Granularity of routing [+] allowing each alarm or event notification configured in the system to be individually routed and escalated to the individual or group best prepared to respond (e.g., V-Tach, V-FIB and Asystole alarms routed to assigned primary care nurse, while bathroom pull cord, leads-off, and low-battery alarms can be routed to support staff).
An assignment client that provides a single user interface [+] across all connected devices regardless of manufacturer or vintage of product.
Assignments are performed through a simple drag-and-drop graphical user interface; they can be role based (e.g., Primary Care Nurse Room 301, Unit 3W Respiratory Therapist), scheduled (e.g., First shift Mon-Fri), and communication methodologies pre-determined (e.g., Physician’s Vocera Badge 8:00-15:00, iPhone 15:00-18:00, Answering Service 18:00-8:00).
Built in manual paging client, active alarm screen, and mapping alarm client included with assignment client.
Virtual call points that allow an action or notification to be triggered by manual intervention [+] and subsequently acknowledged to the requestor (e.g., Notification to central supply or blood bank by the circulating nurse that products or services are required in a particular OR).
IF-THEN-ELSE decision engine built in [+] that allows correlation of disparate information and sources of information to create an alarm condition (e.g., IF fall risk = 5, AND bed configuration ≠ three rails up, brakes on, bed at lowest height, THEN alert the primary care giver).
Ability to script complex alarm/notification algorithms [+] without requiring revisions to core Connexall code.
The ability to suspend alarms [+] allowing nuisance alarms and artifacts to clear rather than alert the mobile caregiver. Johns Hopkins, a Connexall enterprise wide account, found that 50% of nuisance alarms can be eliminated with a 14 second suspension before routing, 67% eliminated with a 19 second delay.
The ability to acknowledge and silence an alarm on the mobile device [+] allowing the respondent a configurable amount of time to cancel at the bedside without the alarm timing out and escalating to a backup.
Peer triggering [+] that allows the completion of one action to trigger the initiation of another (e.g., closure of a transport request triggering a request to clean and turn a room).
SSRS reporting capability standard in the product [+] (Version 6) as well as pre-configured reports and the ability to output to any ODBC-compliant database for custom (i.e, Crystal Reports) reporting.
Reporting databases limited only by the amount of disk space allocated, no inherent limitations in the product.
Availability of User Exchange Client [+] allowing assignment sharing between different systems (e.g., nurse call) or HIS systems (EMR, Scheduling).
Software only [+]: there are no hardware appliances distributed across the healthcare setting, thrives in a virtualized environment, no known limits to scalability, able to serve multiple facilities from a single data center, and support disaster-recovery requirements with remote back-up.
Vendor neutral [+]: not captive to any device manufacturer and the bias and market limitations that can create.