VitalConnect Inc. introduced its Vista Solution 2.01 at HIMSS19, ushering in the next generation of healthcare where specific health outcomes can be detected through National Early Warning Scores (NEWS). Vista Solution 2.0 will include the addition of weight scale, blood pressure and pulse oximetry via 3rd party devices, and core temperature1 to the existing eight vital sign measurements monitored by the VitalPatch biosensor (single-lead EKG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body posture, fall detection and activity [steps]). The company says VitalPatch is the smallest and lightest Class II medical device cleared for use in both hospital and post-discharge home settings.
Vista Solution 2.0 will bring intelligent risk reduction for patients, regardless of the intensity of care, into the foreground. With the integrated NEWS standard, Vista Solution 2.0 will advance a physician’s access to information about a patient’s condition around the clock with clinically proven predictive analytics built in. NEWS is an internationally recognized standard used for initial assessments of acute illness and for continuous monitoring of a patient’s well-being throughout treatment.
NEWS gives not only more data but also contextual information to help guide clinical decisions. By regularly recording NEWS, the trends in clinical responses can be tracked to provide early warning of potential clinical deterioration and provide an actionable trigger for escalation of clinical care. NEWS implementation can be tailored for different disease states, helping to further individualize the monitoring and clinical decision making around each patient. Color-coded notifications provide both visual and numeric (0 to 20 scale) trigger levels to determine the urgency of clinical response.
VitalConnect worked with various customers such as Mercy Health system, throughout the development of 2.0 to help ensure clinicians will be provided with actionable insight from Vista Solution 2.0. The solution will be implemented at customer sites later this month.
With Vista Solution 2.0, patient comfort and care are a central focus. The VitalPatch is light, discrete and wireless, giving patients the freedom to move about, which can benefit their recovery, the company says. Additionally, the VitalPatch is water resistant and disposable. The Vista Solution 2.0 has a 5-day configuration that accommodates the average hospital stay.
Dr. Nersi Nazari, CEO and founder, VitalConnect said, “Implementation of new vital signs and the Early Warning Score system provides enhanced monitoring of patients, enabling earlier clinician intervention and better-informed care.”
1 Pending Regulatory Review