Full connectivity to hospital systems, HIS, CIS, and EMR
Nihon Kohden’s HL7 Gateway server allows data communication between the hospital or clinical information system (HIS, CIS) and a Nihon Kohden patient monitoring system. The new gateway server provides strong support for automatic patient charting and a solution for managing EMR (electronic medical records). All Nihon Kohden patient monitoring devices can connect to the HL7 Gateway. A connection to Nihon Kohden monitoring network is mandatory.
HL7, the global standard for healthcare information
The HL7 Gateway server uses the HL7 (Health Level 7) communication protocol. HL7 is a global standard for communication of healthcare information between different types of devices and systems.
With the HL7 Gateway server, you can enter the patient ID at the bedside monitor and receive the patient information from the HIS. The HL7 gateway server transfers the monitored data to HIS and EMR including transport time data acquired by Life Scope PT.
In addition to patient information and vital data, the HL7 Gateway server can handle alarm history, arrhythmia and ST recall, 12-lead analysis reports, and waveforms*. Nihon Kohden’s HL7 Gateway supports any kind of medical documentation systems and diagnostics by providing ECG waveforms in MFER format to Stroke Risk Analysis software (SRAclinic by apoplex medical technologies), for example.
*Some limitations apply when transferring waveforms
MFER, the new standard for medical waveforms
Waveforms are transferred by the new MFER (Medical waveform Format Encoding Rules) standard. HL7, DICOM, or IEEE1073 can also be used to encode medical waveforms, but implementation is not always easy. MFER has become the standard in the medical field and it is also an ISO standard (ISO/TS 11073-92001).
MFER is designed to handle medical waveforms simply and easily. It can encode ECG, EEG, respiratory, and many other kinds of waveforms so they can be used by other applications in the hospital or stored in a database.
Supporting the hospitals of today and tomorrow
The HL7 Gateway server allows you to integrate the monitoring system into all kinds of hospital information systems. Nihon Kohden offers a gateway to the smoothly integrated hospital of tomorrow.
All types of Nihon Kohden patient monitoring devices can connect to the HL7 Gateway. A connection to the Nihon Kohden monitoring network is mandatory.