Improving Patient Safety and Workflow Efficiency
Ivenix chose Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS) for its deep experience using Qt/QML within an agile, test-driven production environment. The Qt framework, a cross-platform development tool able to create stable, flexible applications, was selected to increase product usability, system stability and safety while reducing costs and time to market.
This infusion pump’s design was informed by following rigorous usability testing and regulatory quality assurance processes during its development lifecycle – where safety was at the core of the process. Based on ongoing feedback, ICS adapted and worked well within a development structure method that served to adhere to stringent FDA regulations.
ICS and Ivenix worked together for almost two years within cross-functional agile teams. They worked closely with user experience (UX) designers to develop both rapid prototypes to refine usability and create production quality software for final integration. Qt Modeling Language (QML) accelerated prototype development over other prototype tools previously employed at Ivenix. The mockups used for usability testing ran on actual pump hardware and performed within the hardware and software constraints. Using QML for the UI decreased the time to develop the UX from concept to completion and gave Ivenix confidence that it would work right the first time.
The Standard for Infusion Management
This transformative infusion management system combines simplicity, state-of-the-art engineering, UX design and information technology within an adaptive, fluid delivery platform. While no medical technology will ever replace an accomplished, qualified clinician, this innovative infusion pump allows straightforward, clear instruction within a precise touchscreen guidance system designed to reduce human error.
ICS seamlessly integrated and delivered both the infusion pump software and its UI into the advanced intravenous infusion management system. This system as a whole will provide the healthcare market with a smart infusion pump, engineered to save overall costs, protect patients with its high safety standards, and provide efficient clinical use. Now, with its modern touchscreen user experience and its scalable computing platform, the pump is currently in the final stages of product design, and will be submitted for FDA review.