Increase In-Hospital Efficiency & Patient Safety
Most general wards are overburdened with an increasing patient to nurse-ratio, the challenge is compounded as patients criticality increases due to rising age profiles & the associated comorbidities.
The clinical practice on the general ward today is typically supported by sporadic spot-check monitoring & clinical assessment by general care nurses. While adverse events resulting in poor outcomes or unexpected deaths occur in the general care space, a new, technology driven approach could help prevent this.
Our medical IoT platform enables the wireless transmission of patients vital signs. This high quality data can be used as input for AI powered engines that analyses the information, identifying potential signs of deterioration and enabling early intervention. Automated notifications to clinicians or care teams for activation of rapid response teams, promoting faster treatment and better outcomes.
The Biovotion Everion measures physiological changes in a patient continuously, noninvasively and delivers accuracy under motion. We yield more information about patient status without placing additional workload on the caregiver, whilst preserving & encouraging the patient’s mobility.
Having more comprehensive vital sign information available is directly correlated to patient safety on the general ward. Respiratory rate (RR) in particularly has been shown to be the most predictive vital sign for adverse events on the wards (1 & 2). However, in common practice it is often not measured continuously or there are typically issues with poor quality data. The Everion with its continuous RR measurement (currently under validation) offers a unique solution to enhance point of care delivery.
By detecting patient deterioration earlier, the Biovotion solution may help to reduce ICU readmissions, avoid adverse events, & can have a very positive impact on length of stay and the related costs associated to earlier discharge.
- Cretikos MA, Bellomo R, Hillman K, et al. Respiratory rate: the neglected vital sign. Med J Aust. 2008;188(11):657–659.
- Fieselmann JF, Hendryx MS, Helms CM, et al. Respiratory rate predicts cardiopulmonary arrest for internal medicine inpatients. J Gen Intern Med. 1993;8(7):354–360.