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PI Launches NeoSync™ to transform point-of-care connectivity

Sophie Thomas

Planet Innovation has launched NeoSync™, a unique, out-of-the box product that connects medical devices to popular Electronic Health Records (EHR).

As demand for point-of-care (POC) testing continues to grow, PI has developed a connectivity solution to add digital smarts to the burgeoning market.

NeoSync™ is a ready-to-use platform that easily integrates with diagnostic devices, allowing them to connect seamlessly with EHRs.

PI CEO Stuart Elliot said the platform was developed with a central problem in mind.

“The PI team has strong insights into the diagnostics sector, and we’ve found that connectivity is one of the biggest pain points facing product innovators at the moment,” Stuart said.

“COVID-19 has accelerated POC testing, with clinics collecting more testing data than ever before. What they really need is smart, connected medical devices so they have more time to focus on patient care.”

Tapping into EHRs

With more testing being done in retail clinics and physician offices, these environments are facing an uphill battle to manage testing data in absence of typical Lab Information Systems designed to record and organize results.

Research conducted by PI at U.S.-based clinics revealed that 75 per cent of clinicians are having to manually input test data into EHRs, and 80 per cent aren’t happy about it. They estimated the process adds anywhere from 30 seconds to five minutes per patient depending upon the type of test.

“Even saving an extra 30 seconds of my time would be helpful. Saving 30 seconds for 300 patients – that’s 2.5 hours of my time back that I can now spend with the patient instead of on data entry,” said one retail clinic worker interviewed for the study.

General Manager of PI Digital, Kaushal Vyas, said the EHR market is a complex beast for diagnostic device makers to tackle on top of creating a diagnostic instrument that works.

“There are so many different EHRs on the market, making it difficult to develop a product that integrates with many systems. Most device vendors leave EHR integration up to the clinic, and data management becomes their problem,” Kaushal said.

“This is why we’ve created NeoSync™, because device vendors can offer their customers a better user experience, saving them from mountains of admin and reducing the chance of errors.”

NeoSync™ connects devices seamlessly with many popular EHRs on the market and completely automates the data management process for clinics – offering faster access to test results and in-built privacy and regulatory compliance.

Unlocking actionable insights

As well as improving workflows in clinics, NeoSync™ offers instrument vendors, valuable information on device use and performance through a vendor portal.

This transparency allows vendors to develop a deeper understanding of how their devices are being used and take an evidence-based approach to developing new features and products.

“In creating NeoSync™, we wanted to develop a solution that could really change the game for device innovators as well as clinics and patients,” Kaushal said.

“The beauty of digitizing medical devices is that it can unlock a range of insights into how your product is working and offer a deeper understanding of user-behavior.”

Crucially, the PI team behind NeoSync™ has developed the platform to be as easy to deploy as possible.

It offers flexible configurations to suit different environments.

“Our central goal with NeoSync™ is to help vendors embed their devices in clinical workflows,” Kaushal said.

“Medical devices should make clinicians lives easier, not add another layer of work. Product vendors that harness the power of connectivity will see their devices stand out from the rest and ready to meet the demands of the market.”

Learn more about NeoSync™ or get in touch.

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Sophie is the Corporate Communications Manager at Planet Innovation. Trained as a journalist, she is interested in digging into complex topics and translating them into engaging stories.

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