Earn a 1.0 continuing education unit during the (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition for FREE!

Capsule, a Qualcomm Life company and premier provider of medical device information systems, is sponsoring an education presentation, "Converging Technology at the Bedside: Impact of Medical Device Data on Clinical Workflow,"  to share the importance of medical device data integration in patient care.

Course Description

This presentation focuses on the following objectives:

• Defining medical devices- Definition of a medical device and FDA classification of medical devices

• Role and importance of medical device data- Types of medical device data, where medical device data is used today, and impact of medical device data on patient care

• Describe Joint Commission’s 2016 National Patient Safety Goals- How medical devices are impacted and ways medical device data can assist with NPSG recommendations

Our presenter, Cathleen Olguin, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, is an experienced healthcare information technology professional who provides a unique perspective on medical device information and its impact on clinical workflow today.


Sunday, May 15


5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St


Grand Chenier



+ complimentary food and beverages

This presentation is currently approved for 1.0 continuing education unit through Association of Operating Room Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

To learn more,  please contact Cathleen Olguin.  (Less than 30 seats left)

Read what past attendees have to say

“Made me more aware of what medical devices can do and what we need to do to make sure we are compliant.”

“Improvement of medical devices to EMR communication can save time and improve quality patient care.”

“I will look at patient devices very differently and hope that my organization would adopt device to EMR integration.”

Course Abstract:

When it comes healthcare information technology, the emphasis has traditionally been on automating the medical record, physician order entry, and integrating various departments within a healthcare delivery organization. Automating the capture and documentation of medical device data was considered secondary. But the advent of government incentives and disincentives (e.g., ARRA, HITECH and Meaningful Use) and a new generation of enterprise-wide information systems with powerful clinical capabilities encouraged the adoption of electronic charting and documentation. Heathcare information system deployments rose steeply, with the goal of automating the capture of all data, including charting medical device data at the point-of-care. Thus, the importance of medical device integration was elevated along with the realization of the time savings and accuracy of data it could provide. Today, as hospitals begin to explore the value of medical device data, they are finding that timely access to physiologic data, therapeutic device settings, and alarm information can yield powerful innovations in patient safety and clinical care in both the hospital, the home and all points in between.