Cerner Patient Observer ™ provides another layer of care and enables your facility to monitor multiple patients from a central monitoring station. At risk patients can be monitored 24/7 for patient falls, room elopement, visitors and invasive line and tube placement.
Patient Observer ™ leverages advanced Microsoft ® Kinect ® technology to care for the patient at every angle. Unlike traditional 2D video cameras, Cerner Patient Observer has the unique ability to see in 3D and track human skeletons. Motion zones are defined to meet the unique needs of each patient which helps to reduce the risk of alert fatigue for the monitoring technician.
Two way communication makes it easy for the monitoring technician to redirect the patient, and potentially prevent an adverse event from occuring. When an alert is issued, the monitoring technician can engage the patient in a two-way conversation with a single click, and contact the care team if needed.
Sitter requests can be difficult for organizations to anticipate. Care team members are frequently re-assigned to meet demand, in turn pulling much-needed staff from providing direct patient care. Patient Observer equips organizations for 1:1 sitter requests by providing one monitoring technician the ability to remotely monitor and communicate with multiple patients and notify care team members of emergent situations as they arise.
While the 2015 pilot was limited to one hospital unit, Mission says it will place the Cerner tech in every room of its planned new hospital.
Mission Health is piloting a brand new observation solution to help reduce patient falls, especially falls with injury. Through a testing partnership with Cerner, the Asheville, N.C.-based health system added Cerner Patient Observer to six neurosciences unit patient beds in August 2015. During the 3-month study, the average falls rate – as measured per 1,000 patient days of care – dropped from four per month to zero. “Falls are something that several well intentioned interventions have not solved,” said Marc Westle, DO, FACP, senior vice president of innovation. “No one wants their patient hurt, and it causes unreimbursed costs.”
"Any unit with a falls problem should have this solution."
— Marc Westle, DO, FACP Senior vice president of innovations, Mission Health
By integrating a novel patient-observer technology into a redesigned clinical workflow, the neuroscience unit at Mission Hospital (Asheville, North Carolina) achieved zero unassisted inpatient falls and zero injuries during a 3-month pilot period in 2015. Original neuroscience-unit fall rates during a 12-month baseline period from August 2014 to July 2015 were 5.74 total falls, 4.77 unassisted falls, and 0.91 injuries per 1,000 patient-days of care.
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