Evaluation: GlobeStar Systems Connexall Healthcare Workflow Solution Ancillary Alarm Notification System

December 22, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance

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The Connexall Healthcare Workflow Solution is a very good choice for most hospitals looking for an enterprise ancillary alarm notification system. The system has the ability to combine data from multiple measurements and assessments to create "smart" workflows and ensure response to actionable changes in patient condition while reducing alarm fatigue. When used with certain preferred end-user devices (e.g., Connexall's smartphone application, Voalte phones), the system allows contextual information to be displayed along with the alert message, ensuring that clinicians get a more complete picture of the patient's current status. The vendor also has existing installs in which the system is used to route ventilator alarms, which can be challenging to integrate due to ventilators' lack of networking capabilities.

  1. The Connexall Healthcare Workflow Solution is used to alert clinical staff to the relevant clinical alarms via mobile communication devices in a timely manner. It also provides a common platform to integrate with a hospital's nonclinical and/or supporting systems, such as security, fire alarm, housekeeping, and transport, and to increase interoperability among different job functions.

  2. Major device components and software features:

a) Integration Module—Software specific to the connected systems such as patient monitoring, ventilators, electronic medical records (EMRs), and end-user devices that allows data to be translated between the workflow engine and the connected system. Depending on the system, the modules might be unique to each vendor or system (e.g., one...

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