We've been working with the great folks at Mindray to implement support for the Mindray Patient Data Share Protocol.
They have been using this protocol for many years, so we're happy to say that our software should now be compatible most of their monitor models.
As of today it's available for preview.
Video showing how to set it up
Watch this short demo showing how to connect it, or follow written instructions below:
Why is it "preview"?
We like to keep this label on it until we've had more customers using our software with Mindray monitors on real cases. Once we have customers using it extensively and with various Mindray models, we'll drop the "preview" label.
Seeing what it's like
Head over to the app and walk through to the "tour mode" see what it's like:
- Go to: app.anesthesiacharting.com and select "start a mock sedation case". Or, if you already have an account, click your name in the upper right and select "start tour mode".
- Click through the tour, just be sure to select "auto vitals" tour when given the choice and you'll now be able to specify "Mindray" as the monitor type.
Trying it on your first real case
Now, here's how to try it out for real:
- First, you'll want to make sure your monitor is connected to the same network as the computer or tablet you are using to chart.
- Auto monitoring only works on real accounts, so either sign in or sign up.
- Download and install the latest version of our desktop app (available for Mac or Windows).
- Hook yourself (or a friend) up to the pulse oximeter (at minimum) to make sure your Mindray monitor has at least some data to report.s
- Start a sedation case. (important: If you started a case in tour mode, the connections will all be simulated, so start one as if it's a real case)
- You don't actually have to fill out any case/patient info, just hit the "configure monitor" button in the upper right.
- Follow the onscreen instructions until you see data from the monitor in the app.
Congrats! That's it. You should see data from your monitor in the blue bar at the top of the app.
The app will get latest data from the monitor every 5 seconds and you'll see it in that blue bar across the top. This way you'll always have the assurance that you're connected and getting data.
During the case, as you reach checkpoints where vitals measurements are due, it'll simply record values from closest reading from the monitor.
Like always, you have full control over what ultimately shows up on the sedation record. So you can correct errors, makes notes about values, etc.
We really hope you like the new feature. Let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org.