MediServe has announced an agreement with University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center to deploy MediServe’s respiratory care solution.

The relationship includes switching over to MediServe’s MediLinks® application suite, including its ReportLink™ analytics module, to fully leverage MediServe’s expertise in the clinical and business aspects of respiratory care.

“MediLinks offers the unique functionality to support our environment, in which 95% of care is delivered using protocols,” said Rick Ford, RRT, FAARC, respiratory director, UCSD Medical Center. “MediLinks will allow UCSD Respiratory Care to achieve even greater gains in capturing therapist workday activities, the deployment of resources across sites, the automation of protocols, regulatory agency compliance, and maximizing the time therapists spend at the bedside.”

According to MediServe’s director of marketing, Zach Mortensen, “We are excited to work with UCSD and Rick Ford because of our mutual commitment to improving the quality and efficiency of respiratory care through patient-driven protocols and advanced analytics. Our combined knowledge and experience will benefit the practice of respiratory care well beyond this immediate engagement.”

Ford is also the chairperson for the management section and benchmarking committee of the American Association for Respiratory Care.