How 24/7 Monitoring of Patient Vital Signs Helps Avoid Status Deterioration
A physician’s care decisions are often based on a patient’s vital signs. Having accurate, real-time access to a patient’s vital signs can be the difference between improvement or deterioration.
Using the Vios Monitoring System (VMS), care providers can also know exactly where a patient’s vital signs stand with 24/7 monitoring. This is especially true when used with Vios Remote Monitoring Service (RMS) that offers additional eyes on your patient’s vitals. Together, these two offerings provide seamless, uninterrupted monitoring to help avoid patient deterioration.
Vios Monitoring System
The heart of our solution is the Vios Monitoring System.
It is a wireless, FDA-cleared, internet of things (IoT) patient monitoring solution designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. The VMS enables clinicians to continuously monitor a patient’s 7-lead ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse rate, SpO2 and posture.
It also accommodates the manual entry and input of blood pressure and body temperature data. It’s easily deployable with minimal IT requirements. This aspect allows healthcare facilities to leverage their existing IT infrastructures and will enable them to re-deploy or expand the use of the Vios Monitoring System solution throughout their care settings as needed.
Why Is Remote Patient Monitoring Important?
It’s not uncommon for a patient’s status to change quickly and unexpectedly. Unfortunately, your staff can’t always be in the room with each patient when a change in status occurs. Having the ability to identify and react in a timely way can be the difference between a momentary issue and serious health deterioration. Among the most informative methods available to identify a change in status is monitoring a patient’s vital signs. The more current the information, the better able care providers are to react.
The Vios Monitoring System provides real-time patient information anywhere a hospital’s network is accessible. When used in conjunction with the Vios Remote Monitoring Service, your staff, regardless of their location in the facility, can respond even sooner, be more informed and, potentially mitigate the situation more effectively. The result is less opportunity for status deterioration and the need to shift a patient from a low-acuity setting to a high-acuity setting.
The Pros and Cons of Remote Patient Monitoring Systems
Having real-time patient information is a powerful asset for providing better medical care. However, it only has value when there is a care provider available to take actions based upon the information. This scenario creates a potential gap in the use of other remote patient monitoring systems.
Yes, data is collected, but if no one is monitoring it, the value is diminished. Why might this happen? Perhaps a care provider isn’t available to notice a change in a patient’s status. However, using the Vios solution, a patient’s vital signs can be monitored in the room, on tablets, at a central station, and by the Vios Remote Monitoring Service. All of these options operate within the hospital’s network, ensuring each is a secure access point. In fact, the Vios Monitoring System uses robust security measures that protect all patient healthcare data and comply with regulations and standards relating to information privacy.
What Are the Benefits for Healthcare Providers of Vios Remote Patient Monitoring?
Healthcare devices typically fall into one of two categories: very complex or overly simple. This reality often limits who can use or find value in them. Among the most significant benefits of the Vios Monitoring System is its value to all users.
For starters, the system is simple to use and learn. If your care providers are familiar with a traditional patient monitoring system, they will understand many aspects of the Vios Monitoring System right away.
Moving Beyond Bedside Patient Monitors
The one constant of healthcare is the need for improvement. Providers continue to find and use better processes, methods, understanding, and technology to create a better care experience. The Vios Monitoring System is another step in the path towards improving care. It expands access to patient vital sign information, makes the data available in real-time, displays it using a dashboard format, protects patient information, installs easily, re-deploys quickly, and scales up simply to meet growing needs. If you are interested in innovating your patient monitoring capabilities, we invite you to connect with Vios.
We’re ready to help you address patient deterioration.