The platform connects medical devices and clinical systems, collects and contextualizes all available data, and securely integrates data into other systems and applications. The new offerings, says the company, are designed to make data more visible and actionable, providing users the ability to simplify workflow, documentation, alarms management, and achieve patient surveillance with at-a-glance views, as well as empower clinicians and care givers to make better insight-based decisions about their patients.

The system is designed to help address challenges with many current healthcare systems, where important patient information is collected by individual medical devices in siloed care settings. The data often comes in the form of multiple alerts and lacks critical context – such as patient ID, caregiver ID, time, and location – and can fail to provide insight into a patient’s overall condition, as well as overburden staff with data and manual documentation, the company says.

“According to one study, clinicians spend 35% of their time on documentation and only 19% spent on patient care,” says Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “Not being able to spend enough time with patients is a huge dissatisfier for both parties.”

“Manual data entry and documentation are administrative burdens that can impact HCAHP (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores resulting in lost revenue,” says Valencia. “Our smart platform and the offerings we are announcing today can help give time back to providers to care for their patients.”

A key component of the new offering, called Advanced Integration, captures data, including waveforms, from multiple medical devices and tailors the data by selecting elements and then transforming and filtering the data at the frequency the downstream system needs. This may include electronic medical records (EMRs), alarm management, research databases, and clinical decision support systems.

It also consolidates many alerts into a single, more meaningful alert message. Receiving too many alerts can contribute to “alert fatigue,” says the company, which happens when clinicians override or ignore multiple messages because they get in the way of delivering high-quality care.

Additional new offerings include:

  • Capsule Vitals Plus – used in non-critical care settings, reliably and accurately captures all vital signs, observations, and other patient data at the point of care. By offering vital signs validation at the bedside, it simplifies clinical workflows and saves clinicians’ time.
  • Intelligent Care Applications – bring near-real-time insights to clinical staff, improving situational awareness. Information is available anywhere, anytime, with at-a-glance dashboards aiding in fast, improved decisions. Initial applications provide insights for critical care settings where timely interventions are required to improve outcomes.
  • IQ Analytics – manages hospital medical devices and reduces clinical interruptions by knowing exactly where the devices are located.
  • Rapid Patient ID – provides integration and patient identification to wireless devices, expanding the number of connected devices and device types.
  • 2net Hub – enables secure data capture and transmission from medical devices and sensors in the clinical setting as well as the home. This second generation of the 2net Hub provides faster data rates, increased coverage, and reduced latency over the first generation of 2net Hub.

Qualcomm Life

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