Proof-of-concept study at a prestigious Indian medical centre shows how a new patient monitoring and digitisation system will allow Indian healthcare providers to leapfrog a generation of expensive bedside technology, increase efficiency and improve patient safety and outcomes.
Abingdon, United Kingdom and Bangalore, India, February 11, 2015 – Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, today announces the results of a collaborative pilot study, with a leading medical centre in India, based on its first generation Patient Status Engine.
The pilot study at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) demonstrated the use of the Patient Status Engine (PSE), a continuous real-time vital sign patient data acquisition and analysis platform, to assess how beneficial it was to hospital staff and patients, and to see if it would allow providers in India to be able to move into the next generation of digital, data driven patient care.
The proof of concept study was carried out in KIMS over a period of three weeks, doctors from the nephrology and cardiology units selected patients in a step down unit with varying medical conditions to take part in the trial. Patients were fitted with the clinically certified wireless wearable sensors that are included in the PSE, including the Isansys Lifetouch cardiac monitor – a lightweight and unobtrusive ‘smart patch’ which collects data directly from the patient and analyses the ECG of every heartbeat to provide continuous heart rate, respiration rate heart rate variability, and upon request, full ECG. The data streams from the wearable devices are collected and processed in the Isansys Patient Gateway/Server from where they are delivered to any authorised laptop, desktop or mobile device.
The patients in the trial were also monitored with traditional bedside equipment which gave a comparative view to the doctors attending the patients. The study proved that the CE marked devices, currently in use in hospitals in the UK, could provide early warning scores and other quantitative measures to enhance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes in other healthcare systems. It also showed that the PSE would be a viable and affordable alternative to standard patient monitoring equipment, with the additional benefit that patients could be ambulatory or even at home.
The data collected from the Lifetouch and other devices was visible at all times to the doctors and clinicians and this enabled them to use these vital signs to assess the condition of their patients. Doctors working on the pilot study found that the PSE was an effective way to monitor patients’ vital signs across the network.
A spokesperson from the hospital said: “With the clinical status of the patients being visible to doctors across the hospital, the PSE gave doctors and nurses the chance to react more quickly to any changes in a patients’ condition, preventing patient deterioration, whilst at the same time, being cost effective for our hospital.”
Keith Errey, Isansys CEO said “We are pleased to have been able to carry out a clinical trial at KIMS. We are convinced that new digital devices and technologies and data driven methods in healthcare will be transformative. As these devices and technologies are inherently lower cost and more patient centred, they are ideal for a rapidly developing healthcare market such as India. We are currently upgrading and extending the PSE to provide for greater mobility and community based early interventions that will effectively allow critical care pathways to be extended beyond the hospital walls. We believe this is vital for the extension of healthcare services to a greater number of Indian citizens and look forward to continuing the work with the KIMS team.”
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About Isansys Lifecare Ltd
Isansys Lifecare Ltd is a new generation healthcare company that provides patient surveillance and monitoring services built on an innovative, low cost and scalable platform.
We are working with a number of hospitals in the NHS and other leading healthcare professionals and institutes to deliver patient monitoring services and patient status solutions using the PSE platform and the Lifetouch cardiac monitor, a new generation wireless vital signs ‘smart bandage’. We operate in a wide range of healthcare settings which want to employ new patient monitoring technologies and methods to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
Isansys Lifecare (India) Pvt Ltd is based in Bangalore and is offering services to a range of healthcare providers, principally in the southern states of India.
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), one of Asia’s leading tertiary care hospitals, is a landmark healthcare destination initiated by KIMS Healthcare Management Ltd. The 600 bed multi-disciplinary super speciality hospital was started with the objective of providing world class healthcare services and specialised medical facilities at affordable costs.
At KIMS, its strength is the team of highly qualified, well experiences senior consultants who are ably supported by high calibre nursing professionals and paramedical staff. With the focus on delivering most modern healthcare services, KIMS healthcare professionals are provided with advanced technologies in medicine and management.
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