System Benefits

1. Unprecedented levels of patient monitoring

  • Checks each patient's vital signs continuously
  • Stores readings four times per hour
  • Central system supervises distant outpatients in their own homes
  • Current techniques cannot approach such levels of safety and accuracy

2. Reduces emergency response time

  • Exact problem and location of emergencies are displayed as soon as they occur
  • Personnel reach the room (or house) prepared for the situation
  • Eliminates lags between discovery, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Saves vital minutes of time in-house, and hours of time in remote locations where emergencies often go undetected

3. Reduces staff required for patient monitoring

  • Monitors patients more efficiently than a staff of twenty personnel
  • Significantly reduces resources needed to care for outpatients
  • Frees nurses for one-on-one personal care

4. Significantly improves medical trend analysis

  • Provides detailed visual trend graphs for any vital sign
  • Time spans graphed can vary from one day to several months

5. Keeps unparalleled historical records

  • All readings are permanently saved on optical disks (can't be corrupted or erased by magnetic fields)
  • Records are backed up daily
  • All past readings can be retrieved and graphed in seconds, not hours

6. May reduce liability

  • Central monitoring system may reduce liability exposure; and/or lower insurance premiums
  • Monitoring system and detailed records provide defense against suits for negligence

6. Low cost

  • Can pay for itself in a little more than two years if purchased
  • Can save more money than it costs if leased
  • See sections describing monthly savings, and investment recovery period

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By J. Michael Crawford.
Copyright (c) 2002 Solo Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: March 20, 2002.