What current hospital device technology might benefit most from a continuous report of Glucose measures within the Inpatient setting?
Smart Infusion Pumps. New intelligent IV infusion pumps that incorporate safety software are becoming the norm in acute and critical care settings. These infusion pumps have matured and already provide safety logic designed to manage Insulin infusions for both standard Tight Glycemic Control (TGC) protocols.
A problematic issue for these devices has always been getting patient Blood Sugar (BS)data hourly. Most pumps already communicate over a hospital network and often use a Gateway (interface engine) to exchange information across the enterprise.
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