Critical Alert Introduces the Nurse Call Industry’s First Software API (Application Programming Interface) at HIMSS14

CommonPath™ API Empowers Every Hospital to Build Their Own Nurse Call System


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--Critical Alert Systems will introduce a new API (Application Programming Interface) for its CommonPath™ nurse call system during the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, Booth #7754, February 23-27, in Orlando, FL. The API is a new tool for hospitals that provides endless opportunities to customize nurse call integrations. Unlike most old nurse call technologies on the market today that rely on third-party software and locating and reporting systems, CommonPath has all of these capabilities built into its open platform.

“Hospitals using the CommonPath API will be able to access, share and utilize information in ways never before possible,” said Critical Alert CEO Ed Meyercord. “Now, hospitals can leverage and extend the significant investments being made in technology by integrating those systems with CommonPath nurse call.”

The new CommonPath API opens the door for hospitals to create customized native nurse call integrations that are more flexible and dynamic than out-of-the-box middleware integrations offered by most other nurse call companies. As hospitals seek ways to foster interoperability and manage data, the CommonPath API will also help break down information silos within the hospital.

“Using CommonPath’s new API makes it very easy for us to interface with other systems and equipment in our hospital to create a superior patient and caregiver experience,” said Craig Villacorta, Director of Information Systems at KishHealth System. “We are using CommonPath to present caregiver information to our patients, and we are also streamlining processes by unifying caregiver assignments across multiple systems. We are looking to leverage this technology to prevent patient falls through bed interfaces, and to alert for prescription contraindications. There are many potential and exciting uses for CommonPath that will really transform the way we deliver care.”

Central to the API is the means for any third-party application to consume CommonPath’s event stream and configuration data in a secure and consistent manner. Event stream data includes calls/alerts, presence information, workflow status and messaging. The API allows access to critical internal state and configuration data including, but not limited to, messaging history, staffing, assignments, security and patients.

“We know hospital IT Departments will be excited by the flexibility offered by our API, allowing them to design system solutions that address their facilities’ specific needs,” added Critical Alert President and COO Ted McNaught. “We’re looking forward to the many innovations that will follow the adoption of the CommonPath API – especially those system integrations designed to support better patient care.”

Critical Alert invites HIMSS14 attendees to come have an IPA at Booth #7754 and learn more about our CommonPath API.

About Critical Alert Systems

Critical Alert designs and delivers the most technologically advanced, easy-to-use nurse call solutions on the market. Using native middleware, our CommonPath™ nurse call allows clinicians to enhance their workflows, lower costs, improve staff performance, and raise patient satisfaction. Our systems capture and store all events and patient interactions allowing hospitals to generate relevant and customizable reporting with real-time dashboards. Through its paging services, Critical Alert provides fast and reliable critical messaging for emergency medical and disaster response teams in 13 states in New England and the central southeastern U.S. Critical Alert also is an equity partner with Mobile Heartbeat™, smartphone technology that provides clinicians instant access to critical patient information. More information is available at and


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Marc Rubinstein, 888-846-8346

Release Summary

Critical Alert introduces CommonPath™ API, the nurse call industry’s first software application programming interface that allows hospitals to build customized nurse call systems.


Critical Alert Systems
Marc Rubinstein, 888-846-8346