From EarlySense Contact-Free Continuous Patient Monitoring
Implementing the EarlySense System
empowers staff to respond earlier and more effectively to costly, deleterious patient incidents that include:
- Patient Falls
- Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI; formerly known as a pressure ulcer)
- Monitoring HR and RR allows recognition of changes in vital signs that might indicate Onset of Sepsis, Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression, and other preventable forms of deterioration/failure to recuse.
Clinical Outcomes as a result of Continuous Patient Monitoring From EarlySense
In a controlled study of 7,643 patients, researchers from Harvard University Medical School found that implementing EarlySense contact-free continuous monitoring within a medical-surgical unit is associated with:
Newton-Wellesley Hospital–a nationally recognized teaching hospital and named as one of Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals for five years–reported
"a significant improvement in patient outcomes"
along with a
overall reduction in median nurse response time to alarms.2
A VA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center reported
"significant positive clinical results."3
In a study of two skilled nursing facilities, researchers found
"improved overall quality of care for the elderly."
47% decrease in patient falls.4
19% decrease in transfer rate to hospital.4
An evaluation by a team of clinicians at a community hospital in California observed
"...measurable improvements in patient care and safety."5
resulting in a
reduction in pressure ulcers.5
Financial Outcomes Of Continuous Patient Monitoring From EarlySense
In a recent study on the return on investment of implementing EarlySense contact-free continuous monitoring within a medical-surgical unit published in The Journal of Critical Care Medicine, researchers note
“...a highly positive return of investment with a breakeven point achieved within 6-9 months.”6
- Brown, Harvey et al. Continuous Monitoring in an Inpatient Medical-Surgical Unit: A Controlled Clinical Trial. The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 127, Issue 3, 226 - 232
- Phyllis J. Miller (2016) Case Study: Implementing Early Detection of Patient Deterioration in Medical and Surgical Units. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology: Nov./Dec. 2016, Vol. 50, No.6, pp. 439 - 446.
- Scientific Poster presented at the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) 2015 Educational Conference.
- ZJ Palace, G. Mendelson, MF Thaler, A. Margel. "The Effect of a Continuous Patient Monitoring System on Reducing Falls and Hospitalization in Skilled Nursing Facilities."
- Brown, HV & Zimlichman, E. “Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs with Contact-free Continuous Patient Monitoring on a Medical-Surgical Hospital Unit.” Interim results ahead of publication. 2010
- Slight SP1, Franz C, Olugbile M, Brown HV, Bates DW, Zimlichman E. "The return on investment of implementing a continuous monitoring system in general medical-surgical units." Crit Care Med. 2014 Aug;42(8):1862-8.