Ambler, PA - March 3, 2014 -Last week, Moberg demonstrated a cutting-edge development in hospital information technology with its new Medical Device Simulator at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Orlando, Florida (February 24-26, 2014). Moberg is one of the nation’s leaders in medical device integration technology. Moberg’s state-of-the-art neurological patient monitor, the CNS Monitor, resulted from over a decade of R&D in medical device connectivity. The Medical Device Simulator will be used by manufacturers, hospitals, and research organizations to test the integrity of essential information systems.
The rush to connect medical devices to the medical record has prompted a need to test these information systems to ensure they correctly accept patient data, alarms, and alerts. Unfortunately, most medical devices lack the ability to send out patient data on command, making it nearly impossible to properly test the receiving system (the medical record). Moberg’s new Medical Device Simulator, funded by the Department of Defense, fills this need by duplicating the output communications of a medical device. The Moberg Simulator includes a duplicate of the device’s cable connector, which can be plugged into the data collector being tested (e.g. a Cerner iBus for an Electronic Medical Record). The user programs the simulator to send out all the alarms, alerts, and physiological data of the simulated device (e.g. a Philips IntelliVue vital signs monitor) to make sure each is received correctly. The Medical Device Simulator prototype was shown at the HIMSS meeting in the Interoperability Showcase as part of the exhibition sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
About Moberg Research, Inc.
Moberg Research, Inc. is a privately owned medical device manufacturing company specializing in neurological patient monitoring solutions for acute care. Moberg Research was founded in 1998 and is located in Ambler, PA in the greater Philadelphia area. For more information visit www.moberg.com.