Who do you want by your side?

There’s never been more pressure on clinical teams to perform at their highest level – or on the vital signs measurement and diagnostic systems that support them.

Spacelabs is developing new ways to enable group decision-making that is more collaborative and informed. IT plays a key role, not only in terms of the solutions themselves, but also in how expertly they can be tailored to a site’s infrastructure and specific needs.


Smarter group decision-making
Inspired by spaceflight systems engineering, Spacelabs’ Decisive Intelligence™ model helps
teams work smarter by collecting and presenting a clearer picture of the patient’s condition,
by prompting caregivers to take the right action at the right time and by seamlessly engaging
the entire team around the patient.


More strategic management of operations
Achieving your full potential in vital signs measurement and diagnostics depends as much
on expertise and experience as it does on leading edge offerings. Count on Spacelabs TeamUp
experts to deliver new insights to help you plan, implement and grow.


Higher levels of information integration
Standardization can help control costs and improve outcomes. Spacelabs Runway architecture
is built on IT principles that are standard throughout the industry. At the same time, Runway
is designed to be flexible, so it installs easily on the infrastructure that is likely already in your
hospital – all with the highest levels of security.

With so much on the line, care team performance is more crucial than ever, and so is your choice
of partner. For more information about Runway architecture or for an initial needs assessment,
contact your Spacelabs representative.

Make decisions easier at the point of care

The science behind clinical team performance
The case is clear: The coordination and delivery of safe, high-quality care demands reliable teamwork and collaboration within—as well as across—organizational, disciplinary, technical, and cultural boundaries.1 Studies are increasingly linking the quality of teamwork to the quality and safety of healthcare delivery.2

Most of the research in this area has focused on a) quality, which is the degree to which patients receive treatment consistent with current guidelines and professional knowledge, b) safety of care to minimize risk of preventable patient harm, c) patient experience, expressed as self-reported outcomes, and d) clinical patient outcomes.

Teamwork and care team member wellbeing
A growing body of work also shows that while effective teams not only protect patients from risks and improve outcomes, they also create a more positive, engaging, and resilient workplace for care team members.

Hospitals reporting high levels of teamwork, with clear roles and mindful management of interdependencies, have lower rates of workplace injuries and illness, fewer experiences of workplace harassment and violence, as well as lower levels of staff intent to leave the organization.3 The teamwork climate of a work unit also correlates with the level of engagement that staffs feel in their work. Units with a climate of positive teamwork have staff with a strong commitment to, and sense of, ownership over their job responsibilities.4

A closer look at Runway architecture
Your clinical teams can perform at higher levels when specialized decision support systems are integrated
more directly with your EMR.

Take patient measurement for example. Integrating patient waveforms right within your EMR and automating admittance to various monitors throughout a patient’s care path are two great examples of taking work out and potentially reducing costs.

Spacelabs Runway architecture is an enterprise ecosystem that makes integration easier by applying principles that are standard throughout the industry, from the way IP ranges are configured to how traffic is routed between devices, to who is granted what type of access and how.

Flexibility is designed in from the start for easier installation on your existing hospital backbone infrastructure.

Runway also makes it easier for you to apply your own controls, such as antivirus, network access, and active directory architecture for centralized authentications.

Ensuring the privacy and security of patient information along the way is of the utmost importance to everyone at Spacelabs. In the end, it’s about confidentiality, integrity and the local availability of data to help ensure continuity of care, even in the face of today’s cybersecurity threats.

1 Rosen, Michael & DiazGranados, Deborah & Dietz, Aaron & Benishek, Lauren E. & Thompson, David & Pronovost, Peter & Weaver, Sallie. (2018). Teamwork in healthcare: Key discoveries enabling safer, high-quality care. American Psychologist. 73. 433-450. 10.1037/amp0000298.

2 Schmutz, Jan & Manser, Tanja. (2013). Do team processes really have an effect on clinical performance? A systematic literature review. British journal of anaesthesia. 110. 10.1093/bja/aes513.

3 Lyubovnikova, Joanne & Legood, Alison & Turner, Nicola & Mamakouka, Argyro. (2017). How Authentic Leadership Influences Team Performance: The Mediating Role of Team Reflexivity. Journal of Business Ethics. 141. 10.1007/s10551-015-2692-3.

4 Biddison, Elizabeth & Paine, Lori & Murakami, Peter & Herzke, Carrie & Weaver, Sallie. (2015). Associations between safety culture and employee engagement over time: A retrospective analysis. BMJ quality & safety. 25. 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003910.