Medusa Siren ePCR Suite integrates with Philips HeartStart MRx
31 January 2009
Medusa Medical Technologies Inc. has announced that its electronic
patient care reporting software, the Siren ePCR Suite, now has an
interface with the Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator. This
integrated solution is available worldwide and enables an easier
workflow for patient care and reporting in the pre-hospital setting.
Siren ePCR Suite is an industry-leading patient care reporting
system. It enables paramedics to administer care while recording
critical patient data that they transmit in real-time to receiving
facilities. Siren ultimately improves data accuracy by downloading data
from the HeartStart MRx directly into the tablet PC software, including
ECG, vitals, treatments, and events.
This system helps to support a decrease of discovery-to-treatment
times by enabling the patient's care to be evaluated and treatment to be
given en route to the hospital.
"Good quality patient care requires good information," says Medusa VP
Product Management, Craig Fraser. "Siren integrates with other systems
to help provide all healthcare professionals with a holistic view of the
The Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator combines diagnostic
patient monitoring, defibrillation, and CPR measurement and feedback,
into a lightweight and intuitive package designed for use by ALS
responders and hospital clinicians.
For electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) software vendors,
Philips offers the HeartStart Data Software Developer Kit (SDK), which
allows data from Philips HeartStart monitor/defibrillators and AEDs to
flow seamlessly into patient care reports.
"We are very pleased to add the Medusa Siren application to the open
systems portfolio of solutions available with the Philips HeartStart MRx,"
said Michael Miller, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cardiac
Care, Philips Healthcare, "Medusa is a leading international ePCR
provider, and EMS services will benefit from improved patient
information flow in an open and interoperable environment."
Using this new solution, pre-hospital care providers in the field
will be able to monitor the patient's current condition, as well as
access a patient care database that helps them make more informed
decisions and deliver better care to patients. The data from the
HeartStart MRx, including patient vitals and waveforms, are recorded in
the ePCR, ensuring continuity of care from the ambulance to and through
With success in North America, the UK and most recently in the
Netherlands, Medusa continues to build strong relationships with a
multitude of vendors throughout the world to help integrate Siren with
other solutions. "Philips is a major player in the healthcare industry
and we are very happy to add the MRx interface to our suite of available
defibrillator interfaces," said Scott Campbell, President and CEO of
Medusa Medical Technologies.
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