The Continuum of Care

The hospital of the future needs to be a large, integrated system providing extensive outpatient care beyond its primary facility, dedicated to keeping community members healthy. A well-cared-for population should require less inpatient care, leading to lower demand for hospital beds.

OBS Medical is working with partners in key areas of the Healthcare Continuum to leverage the benefits afforded by Visensia® – The Safety Index™ in the current Inpatient Acute Hospital setting with the aim of improving patient safety through simplification, risk identification and prevention in these future settings.

A patient’s journey through the Continuum of Care, may involve them having their physiological vital signs monitored by numerous and varying types of medical devices, all with differing alert thresholds and alarms and potentially functioning as standalone systems.

For the hospital of the future, interoperability will be key to making this integrated system possible and is something device manufacturers and middleware companies have been working on for years.

Our Mission in this process is to provide healthcare organisations, device manufacturers and middleware companies a simple, unambiguous call to action for all caregivers involved in the Continuum of Care to reference and respond to patient deterioration, helping to improve clinical outcomes and patient safety;

Simplification, Risk Identification and Prevention – Visensia® – The Safety Index™

Visensia Product Overview

Prehospital

First Responders – Paramedics (Emergency Medical Services – EMS)

Emergency medical services (EMS) are dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care and transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

In some instances, continuous monitoring of a patient’s vital signs is required. Through the use of Visensia’s® data fusion technology, patient deterioration can be identified earlier allowing earlier intervention and enhance patient safety.

Emergency Department (ED)

Accident & Emergency / Emergency Room

The ever increasing demand for the Emergency Services worldwide, to care for the acutely ill or injured patients, as well as being the safety net ensuring basic healthcare is available to all, has been well documented.

An ageing population and the increasing prevalence of high complexity medical problems, have increased the severity of illness among ED patients and this, combined with a number of factors creates additional challenges affecting the delivering of services demanded of them;

  • Lack of appropriate Inpatient beds within the hospital
  • Understaffing of Inpatient Wards
  • Poor co-ordination of bed allocation during admission and discharge to another ward

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ can be beneficial in the Emergency Department by highlighting those patients at greater risk of deterioration and aiding the triage process.

Visensia’s®  automated alerting feature would allow care givers to intervene earlier, potentially preventing adverse events and help speed up the patient’s journey through the hospital and eventual discharge back into the community.

Inpatient Care

ICUs, HDUs, SDU’s, Medical/ Surgical and General Wards

Unfortunately as the population gets older and sicker and the levels of acuity on the general ward get higher, the challenges already faced by healthcare organisations will only increase. New and innovative solutions will need to be adopted

Clinical Evidence has already demonstrated Visensia’s® proven benefits in the Inpatient Acute Care setting and recently one hospital using Visensia® announced;

“When using ‘Visensia®  – The Safety Index’ over a 4 year period there was a…

  • 37.5% Decline of Code Blue Responses in the medical-surgical unit
  • 34.5% Reduction in the Mortality Rates
  • Half day Reduction in the Length of Patient Stay”

And early research using ‘Visensia®  – The Safety Index™’ in the ICU suggested some critical events can be identified 10 hours in advance, further reinforcing its capabilities.

Simplification, Risk Identification and Prevention – Visensia® – The Safety Index™

Hospital at Home

Extending Inpatient monitoring into the community

The hospital of today is a stand-alone facility where services are provided mostly within its walls, and the quality of care is measured by the number of inpatient beds, however there is a need and demand for change.

Increasingly the right place to provide the right care at the right time with the right quality, cost, and access will be in a setting other than the hospital.

Extending the continuous monitoring of a patient’s physiological vital signs for those ambulatory patients discharged from the Inpatient setting into the Community can provide payers and caregivers additional risk mitigating benefits, in particular – 30 day discharge and associated penalties.

With Visensia’s® patented Risk Identification and Prevention technology; Outpatient Monitoring teams can effectively manage these patients in the community.

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ provides caregivers with a clear overview of those patients for whom early intervention is required, therefore enabling the reduction of instability and helping improve outcomes.

Primary Care

Homecare and Long Term Conditions

Increasingly the right place to provide the right care at the right time with the right quality, cost, and access will be in a setting other than the hospital.

Tomorrow’s healthcare focus needs to be about providing proactive models of care based on early intervention and prevention in the community. Until recently this ideal was a vision of the distant future. Now it has become reality….

The use of hospital grade vital sign monitors and wearable devices are set to revolutionise Telehealth, by extending the monitoring of a patient’s physiological vital signs into the Community and the Home.

Remote Patient Monitoring shifts the focus of care delivery into the home, providing real-time access to dynamic patient content and feedback for community based multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.

In this new paradigm, patients take traditional biometric measurements, answer relevant questions based on clinical protocols, which then provides a holistic snapshot to their healthcare team and empowers patients to become an integral part of their own care program.

Home patient monitoring studies show remote patient monitoring improves a patient’s overall well-being and satisfaction in the care provided, together with a reduction of avoidable hospital admissions.

By transferring Visensia’s® proven acute care capabilities into the community and home, we are able to offer high levels of patient safety and care to these emerging “remote patient monitoring” care teams and their patients.

 

Consumer mHealth Apps

Health & Wellness / Personalisation

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ can be beneficial in the emerging health and wellness market by enabling patients who passively monitor their vital signs using  wearable devices or mHealth Apps, by alerting them to subtle changes in their vitals that are early signs of deterioration.

This early warning would then allow them to seek early intervention and enable prevention of life threatening exacerbations that otherwise might have been missed by traditional means.

Please click one of the Continuum of Health elements to see additional information below.

Prehospital

Prehospital

First Responders – Paramedics (Emergency Medical Services – EMS)

Emergency medical services (EMS) are dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care and transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

In some instances, continuous monitoring of a patient’s vital signs is required. Through the use of Visensia’s® data fusion technology, patient deterioration can be identified earlier allowing earlier intervention and enhance patient safety.

Emergency Department (ED)

Emergency Department (ED)

Accident & Emergency / Emergency Room

The ever increasing demand for the Emergency Services worldwide, to care for the acutely ill or injured patients, as well as being the safety net ensuring basic healthcare is available to all, has been well documented.

An ageing population and the increasing prevalence of high complexity medical problems, have increased the severity of illness among ED patients and this, combined with a number of factors creates additional challenges affecting the delivering of services demanded of them;

  • Lack of appropriate Inpatient beds within the hospital
  • Understaffing of Inpatient Wards
  • Poor co-ordination of bed allocation during admission and discharge to another ward

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ can be beneficial in the Emergency Department by highlighting those patients at greater risk of deterioration and aiding the triage process.

Visensia’s®  automated alerting feature would allow care givers to intervene earlier, potentially preventing adverse events and help speed up the patient’s journey through the hospital and eventual discharge back into the community.

Inpatient Care

Inpatient Care

ICUs, HDUs, SDU’s, Medical/ Surgical and General Wards

Unfortunately as the population gets older and sicker and the levels of acuity on the general ward get higher, the challenges already faced by healthcare organisations will only increase. New and innovative solutions will need to be adopted

Clinical Evidence has already demonstrated Visensia’s® proven benefits in the Inpatient Acute Care setting and recently one hospital using Visensia® announced;

“When using ‘Visensia®  – The Safety Index’ over a 4 year period there was a…

  • 37.5% Decline of Code Blue Responses in the medical-surgical unit
  • 34.5% Reduction in the Mortality Rates
  • Half day Reduction in the Length of Patient Stay”

And early research using ‘Visensia®  – The Safety Index™’ in the ICU suggested some critical events can be identified 10 hours in advance, further reinforcing its capabilities.

Simplification, Risk Identification and Prevention – Visensia® – The Safety Index™

Outpatient Care

Hospital at Home

Extending Inpatient monitoring into the community

The hospital of today is a stand-alone facility where services are provided mostly within its walls, and the quality of care is measured by the number of inpatient beds, however there is a need and demand for change.

Increasingly the right place to provide the right care at the right time with the right quality, cost, and access will be in a setting other than the hospital.

Extending the continuous monitoring of a patient’s physiological vital signs for those ambulatory patients discharged from the Inpatient setting into the Community can provide payers and caregivers additional risk mitigating benefits, in particular – 30 day discharge and associated penalties.

With Visensia’s® patented Risk Identification and Prevention technology; Outpatient Monitoring teams can effectively manage these patients in the community.

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ provides caregivers with a clear overview of those patients for whom early intervention is required, therefore enabling the reduction of instability and helping improve outcomes.

Primary Care

Primary Care

Homecare and Long Term Conditions

Increasingly the right place to provide the right care at the right time with the right quality, cost, and access will be in a setting other than the hospital.

Tomorrow’s healthcare focus needs to be about providing proactive models of care based on early intervention and prevention in the community. Until recently this ideal was a vision of the distant future. Now it has become reality….

The use of hospital grade vital sign monitors and wearable devices are set to revolutionise Telehealth, by extending the monitoring of a patient’s physiological vital signs into the Community and the Home.

Remote Patient Monitoring shifts the focus of care delivery into the home, providing real-time access to dynamic patient content and feedback for community based multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.

In this new paradigm, patients take traditional biometric measurements, answer relevant questions based on clinical protocols, which then provides a holistic snapshot to their healthcare team and empowers patients to become an integral part of their own care program.

Home patient monitoring studies show remote patient monitoring improves a patient’s overall well-being and satisfaction in the care provided, together with a reduction of avoidable hospital admissions.

By transferring Visensia’s® proven acute care capabilities into the community and home, we are able to offer high levels of patient safety and care to these emerging “remote patient monitoring” care teams and their patients.

 

Consumer mHealth Apps

Consumer mHealth Apps

Health & Wellness / Personalisation

Visensia® – The Safety Index™ can be beneficial in the emerging health and wellness market by enabling patients who passively monitor their vital signs using  wearable devices or mHealth Apps, by alerting them to subtle changes in their vitals that are early signs of deterioration.

This early warning would then allow them to seek early intervention and enable prevention of life threatening exacerbations that otherwise might have been missed by traditional means.