Demand for complete monitoring systems grows globally
Demand for real-time continuous data, including personal health information, early warning scores, and alerting when a patient’s condition is deteriorating, is on the rise and driving demand for complete monitoring systems in hospitals and home care settings around the world.
Isansys Lifecare, a market-leader in real-time patient data capture and analysis systems, has announced that demand for its Patient Status Engine (PSE) platforms has exceeded expectations, with orders being taken from Norway, Germany, Scotland and India, as well as processing more orders for systems around the world.
The device has been designed for easy installation, including integration with a provider’s IT system, and can usually be completed within one day. The objectives for each of the providers are to improve efficiencies and provide accurate early warning indicators of patients without the additional labour costs associated with manual observations.
Dr Line Pedersen, who is leading the work at Sorlandet Hospital Group, Norway where Isansys has just installed a number of systems, said: “This is an important project to improve patient safety. Through the use of the Isansys patient monitoring equipment across our hospital, I believe we can both reduce mortality and save money.”
Keith Errey, CEO of Isansys, said: “We are delighted to be deploying our systems to hospital and healthcare providers globally and that the value of this type of technology is now being recognised by people all around the world – the demand has completely surpassed our expectations.
“Automatic data capture addresses a whole range of issues relating to the pressures on nurses and greatly improves in-ward efficiencies compared with manual methods, including manual electronic observation systems. From any point of view, including cost, the PSE is very much the future of patient monitoring.”
The device provides an end-to-end platform to continuously and wirelessly capture, collect, store and interpret vital sign and other physiological data. Using Lifetouch, Lifetemp and other unobtrusive wireless, wearable sensors to collect data directly from patients, the system analyses the ECG of every heartbeat to provide continuous heart rate, respiration rate, heart rate variability and other cardiac parameters. Other sensors monitor for continuous oxygen saturation, PPG, blood pressure and temperature. This ensemble of physiological data is analysed and simplified to allow doctors and nurses to monitor patients more efficiently, assisting in the early detection of patient deterioration.
The Patient Status Engine is both a medical device and platform technology. The data that is collected can be used to address a range of clinical needs and is not focused on any one condition or disease.
Rebecca Weir, co-founder and Director of Business Development at Isansys, said: “We developed the PSE over the last six years by working closely with clinicians and nurses and listening to their issues and needs. It is now really encouraging to see how much of a demand there is for the system, as clinicians and providers in many countries are recognising that these new data driven methods are now available for better clinical practice, improved patient care and efficiency gains across the whole healthcare delivery spectrum.”
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