As the need for broad use of continuous surveillance monitoring has becomes more evident, Sotera® Wireless has added new capability to support enterprise deployment. The system architecture allows scalability as users expand from a small deployment to a larger ViSi Mobile System.
The The ViSi Mobile System:
- Uses the existing hospital WiFi 802.11 network infrastructure.
- Supports data security and integrity.
- Designed to be interoperable and integrate into the hospital ecosystem.
- Supports remote software updates with minimal system downtime.
Designed to Support Your Interoperability Strategy
Real-time data from ViSi Mobile devices can be sent to a hospital’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Distributed Alarming System, and/or related middleware engines. To increase convenience and enterprise portability, the system is also designed to receive patient demographic information to associate patients with ViSi Mobile devices.
Wireless, Bidirectional Data Flow
Remote monitoring of patients is enabled by wireless, bidirectional flow of information between the individual patient monitors and the ViSi Mobile Monitoring System. Through the system, clinicians can:
- View continuous vital sign measurements both at point of care and also through distributed viewers
- Configure patient specific alarm limits to reduce alarm burden
- Automate vital sign capture in Electronic Medical Record
- Receive and respond to alarms on a mobile device
- View trend information over any period of time
Electronic Medical Record Vital Sign Capture
Integration of ViSi Mobile to your EMR provides improved clinical workflow efficiency and reduces errors associated with manual transcription of vital signs, The ViSi Mobile System supports direct HL7 integrations as well through connectivity engines. Depending on the EMR, other options may also be available.
The ViSi Mobile System can be integrated as a source of vital signs observation data directly to the EMR using standard HL7 unsolicited observation, or ORU, messages. This is the standard route for numeric data such as heart rate, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature and SpO2.
Sotera has also developed tight integrations built against proprietary partner APIs or our own Open API to share streaming data including numeric values, alarms and waveforms in near real time.
Sotera Wireless supports integration with leading EMR vendors including Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, and others.
Hypoxemia was common and prolonged in hospitalized patients recovering from noncardiac surgery. The SpO2 values recorded in medical records seriously underestimated the severity of postoperative hypoxemia
Sun Z, Sessler D, Dalton J fromAnesthesia & Analgesia
ViSi Mobile Alarms can be distributed through other reporting systems if these are used. The use of these systems can expedite the delivery of real time patient vital signs and alarms to the appropriate clinician.
Among ward patients, emergency team activation in response to acute deterioration triggered more than 15 minutes after detection and documentation of instability is independently associated with an increased risk of ICU admission and death.
Chen J, Bellomo R, Flabouris A et al from Critical Care Medicine
Using Big Data to Define Alarm Parameters
Sotera has taken a uniquely data-driven approach to develop alarms settings and an alarm performance benchmark. When patients are discharged from the ViSi Mobile System, their waveform and numeric data is de-identified and stored in a secure cloud data repository. The data includes over 1 Million hours of continuous monitoring and patients analyzed along with new and improved physiologic algorithms to further drive down the occurrence of alarms.
The aggregate data from this vast repository is then passed through a series of “what-if” alarm configurations to set a facility’s individual alarm configurations to a level of benefit vs. burden for the nursing staff.
Read more about our data driven approach to managing alarms.