iSirona, Panama City, Fla, a provider of solutions for medical device integration, announced the release of "In the Age of Integration: Benefits, Costs, Options and the Future of Medical Device Integration." The white paper, written by Paul R. Shenenberger, former chief technology officer at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, explores questions and concerns hospitals have as they consider medical device integration (MDI).

The white paper addresses the three major trends hospitals should consider, which will influence the nature of MDI in the next five years: The standardization of communication and data storage, increases in mobile technology, and the rise in predictive medicine.