Medical technology and IT departments have synchronized various processes as well. For example, syringe pumps have software to support bar-coded medication administration, which requires the administering nurse to scan bar codes on each dosage and on the patient's wristband to make sure it is the right prescription."The technology has already come together, and now I'm bringing in the people and the processes," explains Siva, who reports directly to the CIO.
"The medical devices are getting smarter," Siva says. "We have to get smarter about how we use them."