How Parkland Health Transformed its Clinical Asset Ecosystem
The functional return on investment was a key metric of success, and Parkland avoided significant capital expenditures through better utilization of existing devices.
The challenges are as follows:
- Existing data validity did not meet the requirements of CE and IS teams.
- Existing workflows were unable to support the leadership’s strategic vision.
- Unable to dynamically update their computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
- Significant change-management hurdles existed between isolated teams.
- Parkland allocated an insufficient budget to maintain project momentum and meet all expected outcomes.
Parkland Health has been recognized for many healthcare excellence awards, including being one of the nation’s “Most Wired™ Hospitals.” Clinical Engineering (CE) leadership led a project aimed at transforming their connected asset management practices.
After a thorough evaluation, Parkland Health selected Medigate as their Healthcare IoT security and data partner. They deployed Medigate’s Core Visibility, Insights, and Anomaly Detection platform and enabled their Clinical Device Efficiency module.
- Dynamic interconnection with their CMMS system enabled an active record of truth.
- Advanced use cases became achievable and allowed Parkland to accelerate its implementation timelines.
- Integration with their CMMS and cybersecurity tools improved overall device security.
- Parkland avoided large-scale capital expenditures through more efficient utilization of clinical and radiological devices.