As the volume of clinical alarms for medical devices has increased, so has the reliance on integration systems used to manage and support alarm notification. With so many alarm middleware systems currently available on the market, selecting an appropriate system can prove challenging for healthcare facilities. ECRI Institute will present a two-part webinar on April 29 and May 6, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET titled “Alarm Middleware Vendor Roundtable: Cutting through the Confusion,” aimed at addressing this problem.

According to ECRI, the sessions are intended to assist risk managers, clinical staff, nursing administration, ICU staff, clinical department heads, clinical and biomedical engineers, materials managers, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in managing alarms learn about available systems. Topics will cover company and product descriptions, product capabilities and functions, unique features, and directions for the future. Participants will hear from a variety of middleware vendors throughout the two webinars, giving them the opportunity to learn what each system offers and make informed purchasing decisions.

Webinar presenters will include Ramya Krishnan, senior project engineer, health devices group, ECRI Institute; and middleware vendors Ascom, Cardiopulmonary Corp, Cerner, Extension Healthcare, GlobeStar Systems, Philips, and Vocera. Erin Sparnon, MEng, engineering manager, health devices, ECRI Institute will serve as moderator for the session. A Q&A session will enable attendees to communicate with the panel and ask questions.

ECRI members may attend this webinar at no cost as part of their membership with advance registration. Non-members can register for $249.

To learn more or to register for the webinar, visit the ECRI website.