Capsule Tech, Inc., a provider of medical device connectivity, announced it has organized the Capsule Clinical Committee, a nursing advisory committee made up of the company's nursing team and a partner network of nursing professionals.
The advisory committee will be led by Capsule's Chief Nursing Officer Susan Niemeier and will meet quarterly to share best practices.
"Capsule is dedicated to creating solutions that focus on improving clinical workflows and the delivery of care to the bedside," Niemeier said.
"We have established a full team of internal and external clinicians to help with the product development and testing of our solutions," she said. "This week is the perfect opportunity to kick off this important initiative as this team will help ensure that our solutions easily integrate with the clinical environment and improve the lives of caregivers and, in turn, the patient."
Capsule piloted the committee concept during the development and launch of Mobile Vitals Plus.
Capsule's nursing team worked directly with nursing executives at key customer sites. Nearly 200 frontline nurses and managers gathered during the development and testing phase and provided invaluable feedback related to the product. The result was complete ownership with universal adoption post go-live of Mobile Vitals Plus. Capsule is also leveraging this committee to support other clinical initiatives including time and motion studies and industry reports.
The Capsule Clinical Committee will meet via teleconference every quarter. Niemeier and other internal clinicians will also meet regularly at customer sites to get direct input on industry trends, needs and requirements for product development. An annual report will be produced and provided to the market summarizing the goals, objectives and achievements of the committee and will be made public via the Capsule website.
Ultimately, this shared clinical voice will serve as a way to transform how Capsule develops products and the way in which Capsule communicates to the greater nursing community.
"Capsule has created a patient-centered business model designed to ensure that all products support the goal of improved patient care and outcomes," said Stuart Long, President for North America, Capsule. "Clinicians are the voice of the patient and the ones working with patients every day to understand what changes need to happen and what technology can do for them when designed correctly. The Capsule Clinical Committee is our way of ensuring that their voice is heard."
Through its innovative technology, Capsule enables hospitals using electronic medical records and other common information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve patient care. Capsule's enterprise wide products are vendor-neutral, flexible and scalable -- allowing hospitals to start small and expand as their needs grow.
For more information, visit www.capsuletech.com or call +33 1 5334 1400 (France) or 978-482-2337.