iSirona, Panama City, Fla, announced that the North Oaks Health System, Hammond, La, will begin utilizing iSirona as its device connectivity solution. North Oaks will use iSirona’s software to move patient data from devices such as anesthesia machines into North Oaks’ electronic medical record.

The hospital is also soon to launch Epic. According to iSirona president Peter Witonsky, the concurrent implementation of both Epic and iSirona will prove beneficial. “Addressing device connectivity as part of an EMR implementation allows clients to truly leverage the EMR by populating it with robust patient data,” he said. “Electronic patient records that contain accurate, nearly real-time patient data will assist North Oaks’ clinicians in making care decisions and, at the same time, get them back to providing more direct patient care.”