ArdenSuite Connected with Dräger’s Intensive Care System
Over a year ago, the Erlangen University Hospital in Erlangen/Germany purchased Medexter’s ArdenSuite campus license, which enables them to use the ArdenSuite software products in patient care as well as for research and teaching purposes. At the hospital, ArdenSuite is currently being used in clinical operation at a large surgical intensive care unit (ICU) with 35 beds. Medical logic modules (MLMs) that support the clinician in over 20 clinical situations have been written and tested by the hospital’s clinical and development staff using the ArdenSuite integrated development and test environment (IDE); the development of further MLMs is in progress. Accessable from Dräger’s Integrated Care Manager (ICM) system, the application provides clinicians per mouse-click with patient-specific clinical decision support (CDS) from every computer in the ICU, also bed-side. In Erlangen, Medexter’s ArdenSuite is used in teaching as well. In the context of medical informatics classes, students at the University Hospital are learning to develop MLMs themselves using the ArdenSuite IDE.