Franciscan Alliance Signs Medical Device Integration Agreement with iSirona
Enterprise-wide Software Solution to be Implemented Across 14 Hospitals
PANAMA CITY, Fla.—April 12, 2012—iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that Franciscan Alliance, one of only 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in the country, has chosen to implement iSirona’s device connectivity software. Franciscan Alliance wanted a device integration solution that would channel medical device data into its Epic CIS and was searching for a solution flexible enough to meet today’s needs and future demands.
After a rigorous selection process, including researching hardware-based alternatives, Franciscan Alliance chose iSirona’s software-based device connectivity solution, which enables hospitals to integrate patient data from virtually any medical device into the EMR. Medical device integration is crucial for the hospitals of Franciscan Alliance, one of the few ACOs in the country. ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers that come together voluntarily to coordinate high-quality care while reducing healthcare costs, primarily for Medicare patients.
“Our goal is proactive, preventive medicine, and medical device integration helps us achieve just that,” says Bill Laker, CIO at Franciscan Alliance. “iSirona’s software offers us a robust solution that not only covers our current needs, but allows growth into settings such as ambulatory and home health care.”
About Franciscan Alliance
With 14 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois, Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest, providing care for more than 2.9 million outpatient visits and more than 100,000 inpatient discharges every year. Focusing on patient-centered, coordinated team-based care, Franciscan Alliance is one of 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations in the country to partner with Medicare.
Panama City, Florida–based iSirona helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy to use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona’s software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their CIS, providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information and freeing nurses from the burden of hand-entering patient data so they have more time for direct patient care. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems.