Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego Adopts Nuvon’s VEGA Device Connectivity Solution for its Enterprise-Wide Epic Install

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nuvon, Inc. (www.nuvon.com), the leader in next generation medical device connectivity and interoperability solutions, today announced that Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego has gone live with its Epic in-patient clinical solution utilizing Nuvon’s standards-based, open architecture VEGA™ System for real-time patient data connectivity across three hospitals and 12 departments, connecting 400+ devices in the first phase of the multi-phase rollout.

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD) is the largest children’s hospital in California, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With Nuvon’s VEGA System, doctors and nurses at RCHSD will be able to meet the heightened demand for highest quality, real-time data that must be accessible by clinicians anytime, anywhere.

“The Nuvon solution provided the most elegant and cost effective architecture to enable our organization’s vision,” said Albert Oriol, Chief Information Officer of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD). “Our hospital was impressed by Nuvon’s customer service and willingness to listen and approach the project in true partnership.”

“RCHSD views the integration of biomedical device data into its electronic health record (EHR) as a critical success factor to clinician adoption, and down the line, as a key to enable the identification of care improvement opportunities that are otherwise invisible without the benefit of discrete data in the context of the entire patient record,” continued Oriol.

“Providing clinicians with accurate, complete, and available real-time data to make the best medical decisions for their patients has been the goal in healthcare for many years and this is what defines Nuvon’s mission,” said Cathleen A. Asch, Nuvon president and CEO. “We are so pleased to make this capability a reality for Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego and the children and families who depend upon their services.”

Nuvon’s VEGA System is uniquely designed to provide device connectivity and integration across the complex healthcare ecosystem - from the hospital’s intensive care unit to the patient’s home - powered by an integrated, scalable, secure, and cost-effective web-based platform. As a result, current and complete medical data is available at all times so that doctors can make the best clinical decisions for the patient. Nuvon supports current and long-term Meaningful Use criteria and, based upon VEGA’s open architecture development environment, enables rapid delivery of solutions to meet the evolving needs of the marketplace.

Other hospitals using Nuvon’s next generation VEGA System include the Cleveland Clinic, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Virtua Health, Temple University Health System, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and others.

About Nuvon:

Nuvon, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to simplifying the management of critical patient care data, enabling clinicians to focus on the care of their patients, and providing real-time medical device data to improve decision-making and patient safety. Nuvon’s flexible, scalable, and configurable VEGA™ (Vectored Event Grid Architecture) platform is designed to capture, display, and transmit real-time patient care data at the point of care, anywhere. Nuvon’s VEGA™ distributed network architecture supports clinical mobility and mobile point of care enabling caregiver access to data and devices in any location. Nuvon has an installed base of major institutions that have recognized the value of Nuvon’s breakthrough approach to defining and implementing a cost-effective platform for patient care data capture, transmission, and integration in complex healthcare environments. Nuvon’s open architecture VEGA™ system provides support for all industry standards. For more information visit Nuvon’s website: www.nuvon.com.

About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego:

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, the largest children’s hospital in California, is a 442-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. On October 10, 2010, Rady Children's opened the Acute Care Pavilion, a LEED-Certified (green) building that is home to the incredible Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the state-of-the-art Warren Family Surgical Center, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for our community’s most fragile newborns. In May 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. For more information, find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or visit www.rchsd.org.


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