Cerner has announced that it has received CE Marking certification from the British Standards Authority for a new product that enables the exchange of information between medical devices and electronic health records.

The certification means Cerner CareAware iBus will be immediately available to healthcare organisations in the EU.

Tom Herzog, Cerner vice president for IT and healthcare devices, said: “As a global leader in the development of device connectivity and workflow solutions, we are excited to extend the offering of our CareAware iBus solution into the European market.

“Connecting medical devices to the patient’s EHR supports healthcare interoperability, enabling patients and caregivers to access the right information at the right time.”

According to Cerner the system offers plug and play capabilities. Once a device is connected, it is immediately recognised and can begin transmitting patient data to an EHR. The solution also allows waveform data to be transmitted directly into an EHR.

The company also says the development should improve clinician workflow and patient safety, since device data will no longer need to be transcribed into the record, and reduce interface implementation and maintenance costs.