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Clinical Outcomes

From EarlySense Contact-Free Continuous Patient Monitoring

How Effective is 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.
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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:

45% reduction in ICU stay for paitents transferred from med-surg unit
9% reduction in overall length of stay
86% reduction in code blue events
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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

59%

overall reduction in median nurse response time to alarms.2

A VA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center reported

"significant positive clinical results."3

45% reduction in ICU stay for paitents transferred from med-surg unit
45% reduction in ICU stay for paitents transferred from med-surg unit
9% reduction in overall length of stay
86% reduction in code blue events

In a study of two skilled nursing facilities, researchers found

"improved overall quality of care for the elderly."

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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

75%

reduction in pressure ulcers.5

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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

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“...a highly positive return of investment with a breakeven point achieved within 6-9 months.”6

In a five-year ROI model the study authors note that continuous monitoring saved between $3,268,000 adn $9,089,000, "given an 80% prospective reimbursement rate," with the per-patient savings ranging from $224 to $710 per year.

Sources

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Scientific Poster presented at the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) 2015 Educational Conference.
  4. 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."
  5. 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
  6. 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.

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