Intelligent InSites Integrates Censitrac Surgical Instrument Management System from Censis Technologies
Real-time operational intelligence platform provides hospitals with a streamlined solution to track surgical instruments and manage sterilization processing workflow
Fargo, ND – February 26, 2013 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of real-time operational intelligence for healthcare, has announced an integration with Censitrac, the end-to-end tracking and sterilization workflow system from Censis Technologies, Inc.
Censitrac enables hospitals and surgery centers to track and manage the location and history of each surgical instrument used in the facility, including its age, previous procedures, sterilization history, maintenance, and suitability for use. The data captured by the Censitrac system provides valuable information to healthcare providers as they manage and improve their surgical instrument processes.
“Enhanced efficiency, cost containment, and risk mitigation are all traits of today’s peak performing operating rooms,” said Randy Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer at Censis Technologies. “Our solution ensures surgeons have the right instruments, at the right place, at the right time, which provides means to achieve maximum performance in the OR.”
“The integration between the Censitrac surgical instrument management system and Intelligent InSites’ real-time operational intelligence platform directly addresses the growing need of healthcare organizations to heighten the degree of interoperability between hospital information systems,” said Ralf Mehnert-Meland, Director of Developer/OEM Relationships at Intelligent InSites. “With the real-time data integration capabilities of our software platform, healthcare providers experience more streamlined access to the information they need, improving operational efficiency and positively impacting the process of care delivery.”
The integration between Intelligent InSites and Censis Technologies is already being leveraged by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Health Administration, the United States’ largest integrated healthcare system, which is deploying Intelligent InSites’ real-time operational intelligence platform across 152 VA Medical Centers and seven Consolidated Medical Outpatient Pharmacy facilities.
The Censitrac InstrumenTrac solution, currently utilized by 47 Veterans Affairs facilities, guides sterile processing professionals through proper sterilization procedures; tracks the location, usage and maintenance of every uniquely identified instrument and mobile assets; and interfaces with OR scheduling systems to ensure surgeons have the right instruments when they need them. With Censitrac the reprocessing data and procedure case history for every instrument and endoscope is readily available for root cause analysis. This means the OR efficiency and infection control are aligned, thereby improving the path to patient safety.
The Intelligent InSites real-time operational intelligence platform – which collects and processes data, in real-time, from healthcare information systems, nurse call systems, communications platforms, building management systems, electronic health records, and wireless sensory networks, including multiple RFID and RTLS hardware technologies – empowers multiple healthcare operations applications, including patient flow, staff communications, infection control, bed management, asset management, rentals management, environmental monitoring, surgical instrument tracking, and consumable asset management, with real-time, actionable information. This ability to leverage real-time information across the enterprise enables healthcare organizations to optimize operations and care delivery processes, resulting in more affordable care and improved patient satisfaction.
Healthcare providers can learn more about Censis Technologies’ integration by visiting Intelligent InSites at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, in New Orleans, LA. Intelligent InSites can be found in booth #8025 and in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion.
About Censis Technologies
Censis Technologies, Inc. provides a flexible portfolio of surgical instrument tracking options using Censitrac, a highly advanced, web-based, customer-friendly platform. Censitrac facilitates an increase in patient safety, productivity, tray accuracy, and peace of mind, knowing that surgical instruments are in the right place at the right time. Censis Technologies’ management tools are already in use or scheduled for implementation in approximately 250 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Australia.
About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites partners with healthcare systems to improve patient experience and reduce costs with its consulting services and location-based software solutions. InSites automatically captures and visualizes patient, staff, and equipment location movements and delivers actionable insight in-the-moment to streamline patient flow and improve staff efficiency and equipment utilization. With advanced analytics and process engineering services, InSites drives healthcare operational excellence.
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