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BioSigns Telemonitoring System for Service Providers
Stay connected to your patients, whether they’re in bed, in transport or walking around the facility.
The BioSigns Telemonitoring System is an all-encompassing platform for comprehensive and continuous ECG and vital signs monitoring. With this system, there’s no need to lose access to a patient’s current health status—and there’s no need to keep them in bed just for monitoring. It’s convenient and comfortable- the BioSigns device is connected to the patient’s chest with just one wire, allowing for freedom of movement and accurate, noise-free monitoring of all vital signs including ECG, heart rate, skin temperature, respiration, SpO2, plethysmogram and beat-to-beat, non-invasive Blood Pressure*.
Clinicians no longer have to choose between letting patients walk around and keeping an eye on their condition. BioSigns is designed to enhance patient safety, allowing early detection of deterioration and keeping doctors informed about every development.
Our system is unique:
- Keeps patients in lower cost beds (e.g. out of the ICU)
- Helps to avoid expensive, preventable adverse events
- Enables more efficient use of clinician’s time and skills
- Elevates level of practice and avoids human error in measuring, documenting and interpreting vital signs
- Reduces disturbing the patient for routine checks
- Features a highly effective alarm management system
- Early Warning Score* allows monitoring large number of patients simultaneously
- Monitors ECG, Heart Rate, Respiration, SpO2, Plethysmogram, Skin Temperature and Blood Pressure* (cuffless on a beat-by-beat basis)
Whether you’re using manual checking or a different telemonitoring system, BioSigns offers a clear advantage in convenience and patient care.
Telemonitoring technology is complex and highly advanced—but it’s designed to work so smoothly that clinicians barely notice it. That means they can focus their attention where it belongs, on the patient.
How does it work? The body-worn BioSigns device transmits all data in near real time to a central server. Use desktop or tablet PCs and smartphone apps for Android and iOS for primary monitoring and notification. The BioSigns Telemonitoring System features wireless transmission of patient data via the existing hospital infrastructure (i.e. WiFi 802.11 network), or via its internal 3G. It supports multiple options for viewing and alarming, both on the device itself and remotely as well as connecting to hospital IT systems.
With the internal Wi-Fi and 3G communication, what once took hours or minutes is now instantaneous. Keep your patients safer and your clinicians more connected.
What we offer you
Our mission is to help you to accurately and continuously monitor any patient's condition, whether they’re in the hospital, nursing home or the comfort of their own home. This saves money and makes clinicians’ jobs easier. It also helps you attract new clients.
Our telemonitoring system enables you, as a service provider, to offer a unique, attractive, affordable and highly effective service to your clients, helping them reduce avoidable readmissions, improve patient care and better manage their patients. Through our state-of-the-art devices, technological support, and analytical tools, you can now offer your clients telemedicine services that are easy to use and cost-efficient
With our flexible, scalable solutions, care providers can:
- view the health status of monitored patients and receive alerts when data falls outside of preset thresholds
- improve clinical efficiency and quality of care
- make informed data-driven decisions in support of value-based care delivery models
- easily quantify outcomes and analyze remote patient monitoring expenses
Improve Ease of Use
Medical professionals are sometimes worried or stressed when a new technological system is introduced to their facility. Learning a new technology can be confusing and time-consuming, and this in turn increases the chance of errors. BioSigns offers a variety of features to prevent confusion and ensure ease of use from day one.
- Scalability – Efficiently manage large populations through our flexible interface.
- Customizable User Interface – Operators can modify how they view and work with the BioSigns Telemonitoring System.
- Accessible Reports – Reports are easy to create and may be exported in a variety of formats including PDF, CSV, Excel (Ccmist) & HTML.
- Optimized Workflow – Manage patients across multiple organizations in a single software solution.
Our system isn’t like some that require a big initial investment of time to learn—it’s so intuitive that every clinician can use it correctly, with virtually no learning curve.
What your clients need
Avoiding government penalties is a crucial goal for hospital executives and administrators. The new penalties are based on two of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) key success indicators—a reduction in hospital readmissions and an increase in patient satisfaction rates. hospital executives are also looking for solutions to address other pain points, such as low financial returns, inconsistent patient care and operational inefficiencies.
Once a patient leaves the hospital, staying out of the hospital is an important sign that their conditions are well-managed and that whatever problem brought them to the hospital has been resolved. But that goal isn’t always met. According to a recent report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project—which uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national healthcare markets and hospitals—roughly one in six Medicare patients were back in the hospital within a month after being discharged for a medical condition. CMS has estimated the cost of these avoidable readmissions at more than $17 billion a year; the penalties going into effect in fiscal year 2016 are part of a large initiative to reduce those costs.
Why are patients readmitted? It could be that the medical team failed to diagnose all the patient’s health problems, did not provide treatment that would resolve them in the long term, or failed to give the patient instructions on how to care for themselves after leaving. "The report highlights widespread and systematic failures in coordinating care for patients after they leave the hospital," said David C. Goodman, MD, lead author and co-principal investigator for the Dartmouth Atlas Project, and director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Readmissions suggest imperfect care, and cause real harm. "Irrespective of the cause, unnecessary hospital readmissions lead to more tests and treatments, more time away from home and family, and higher healthcare costs."
If your facility’s readmission rate is higher than it should be, it’s a sign that medical professionals are not providing the highest standard of care that they’re capable of. Hospitals must seek out large-scale, system-wide ways to address this problem.
The Role of the BioSigns Telemonitoring System
Readmission rates rise when clinicians miss warning signs or don’t have time to follow up on every symptom—and this can happen even to highly skilled professionals. Anything that can help doctors and nurses make the most of their knowledge can provide a crucial advantage.
Set against this backdrop of healthcare reform, new telehealth solutions such as BioSigns are proving their worth. The data show they help hospitals reduce readmission rates, cut costs and improve the quality of patient care.
BioSigns ensures that doctors catch any problems a patient is having while they’re still in the hospital. Our system also helps hospitals reduce avoidable readmissions by catching any problems that crop up after they leave: Because the patient vital signs are continuously monitored with a remote device after a hospital discharge, any change in health can be assessed by trained medical staff, extending oversight. When problems are caught early on, they can be treated by a family doctor instead of at the hospital—meaning better health and fewer repeat visits.
Increased Operational & Clinical Efficiencies
When a doctor has multiple patients to treat, workflow become a serious issue—a few extra minutes of confusion or extra work between patients can result in falling hours behind and having to rush through each patient encounter.
Today’s technology can help you avoid this problem. With continual access to patient data, telehealth service providers can use the BioSigns Telemonitoring System to streamline workflow by consolidating all information on one software view, and then triaging patients based on the resulting alerts and other data.
It’s common sense that the more patients there are to treat, the longer care takes, and the less time there is to spend with each person. But many patients stay in the hospital for routine monitoring when they could otherwise go home, adding to workload and inconveniencing them. BioSigns provides hospitals with a tool to decrease patients’ length of stay (LoS) through enhanced oversight during the care transition process. Patients can leave the hospital sooner because they will have medical staff monitoring them remotely in the critical days after they leave the hospital.
A Cost-Effective solution for improving care
The BioSigns remote patient monitoring service helps our facility reduce readmissions and improve the quality of patient care coordination–just in time to capitalize on CMS incentive payments and avoid government penalties.
An affordable solution
Large-scale improvements like a telemonitoring system offer huge savings, but paying for them up front can be daunting. We‘ll incorporate the BioSigns Telemonitoring system in your service program in a way that works for you. Our flexible contracts allow you to offer an all-inclusive service to your clients without high initial investments. Contact us to find out how you can offer your clients 24/7 continuous patient monitoring .