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Cerner, Spacelabs Integrate to Create Better Connectivity
[May 21, 2014]

Cerner, Spacelabs Integrate to Create Better Connectivity

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--

CareAware(R), Cerner's (News - Alert) connectivity platform, and Spacelabs established a new benchmark in open system architecture, to streamline the clinical workflow for monitored patients. CareAware solutions provide a comprehensive strategy for robust medical device integration, alarm management and mobile-enabled care team communication. Spacelabs XprezzNet is a highly efficient network interface that allows Spacelabs monitoring products to communicate with CareAware.

The Cerner and Spacelabs strategic relationship enhances patient safety by eliminating duplicate patient identification numbers, associating/disassociating from a monitoring device with the EHR, and automatically discharging patients without having to touch the monitor. Connecting the Spacelabs monitor to CareAware offers clients the opportunity to:

  • Use a single, bidirectional (Patient to Device Association) communication stream to improve efficiencies and workflow access across the continuum
  • See near real-time patient information with automatic updates within the patient's chart

When nurses connect the monitoring device to the patient, patient health information (PHI) is displayed on the device. The PHI thatis displayed on the monitoring device is determined by the policies of each client, however, all data is cleared from the device when it is disassociated. This eliminates potential errors created by assigning patient data to another patient's record.

"Through a strong relationship with Cerner, we have created an unprecedented system that will streamline clinical workflow and provide more time for individual patient care," said Spacelabs President, Nicholas Ong. "This is a new benchmark in open-system architecture because of its capabilities, efficiencies and scalability to support networks of all sizes."

This integration will be featured at the 2014 AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in the Spacelabs booth (1319).

About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.(, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems (News - Alert), Inc., is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The Company has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, China, India and Singapore and distribution partners in more than 100 countries around the world.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the performance of the Company's products. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. Other important factors are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of OSI Systems, Inc. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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