Selecting Patient Monitoring Systems

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety released a clinical education podcast – Selecting Patient Monitoring Systems.

“We are often asked by our clinical followers what patient monitoring systems that we would recommend,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executives Director). “To help with their decision making process, we have produced a clinical education podcast to provide some guidance on selecting patient monitoring devices.”

The clinical education podcast features:

  • Melissa Powell (Chief Operating Officer, The Allure Group);
  • Priyanka Shah, MS (Project Engineer, ECRI Institute); and
  • Charlie Whelan (Director of Consulting, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan).

In the podcast, Ms. Shah provides an overview of the different types of patient monitoring systems – wearable, contact-free, and continuous vital sign – as well as key questions clinicians and hospital executives should consider before making an selection decision.

Mr. Whelan discusses the knowledge and experience of Frost & Sullivan on patient monitoring systems. As well, he discusses recent Frost & Sullivan research, including two papers – “Finding Top Line Opportunities In A Bottom Line Health Care Market” and “Technology as a Competitive Edge for Post Acute Providers.”

Ms. Powell discusses how patient monitoring has helped The Allure Group in improving patient safety, including preventing pressure ulcers and sepsis, as well as the workflow and process of her clinicians and staff, who provide care to their patients each and every day:

“we found that the monitoring system has been a driving factor in a lot of changes that we’ve seen for fall prevention, as well as pain management, as well as sepsis identification. Within our first month, we were able to have great success in preventing falls. In our first home, in the first 30 days, we prevented eight cases of falls by having the monitoring on, which obviously was beneficial to the patient and the patient’s family member, but it also has a great impact on the facilities and the quality metrics but they’re trying to achieve in regards to quality care. The monitoring systems are able to help us really have an early identification for motions to prevent a fall and are able to help through the monitoring to see the beginning of a sepsis episode.”            

To read a transcript of the podcast, please click here.

To listen to the podcast, please click here.

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