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Case Study: Celerion Provides Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring for Pharma Client

Background

Contract Research Organizations (CROs) like Celerion conduct drug research studies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, using cohorts of healthy subjects, who are paid for their participation. A study can last for anything from one day to two months, sometimes longer, and during the trial, subjects’ vital signs are monitored.

This can involve collections of blood, urine or stools and in some trials, subjects will be kept bed-bound throughout. These types of studies are difficult to conduct and are often demanding on the subjects.  The more comfortable the subject experience, the lower the withdrawal rate is going to be, so CROs are always on the lookout for ways to make their trials more comfortable for their subjects.

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Future Ready: The Vital Role of Wireless Patient Monitoring in a Pandemic

The World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) has been planning for the next influenza pandemic for nearly 70 years, and the recent outbreaks of SARS, MERS and COVID-19 suggest that a future coronavirus pandemic is highly likely too.

Plans to mitigate against these threats focus heavily on the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and the use of wireless electronic devices in detecting, monitoring and learning about future virus outbreaks. Central among these devices is wireless patient monitoring in a pandemic.

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Boosting Hospital Performance Through Continuous Non-invasive Patient Monitoring

Amid the Covid crisis and the sincere accolades for hospital staff, it may seem like an odd time to talk about hospital performance. The suggestion that there may be room for improvement in the extraordinary efforts of those risking their lives on the clinical front line is bound to touch some very raw nerves. And yet you could argue that there has never been a more pressing need to talk about hospital performance.

Covid has highlighted the need for front line hospital workers to have improved clinical safety, better patient support, more effective equipment and more efficient methodologies and management, not just in a pandemic but in normal circumstances too. At the same time, performance-related funding means hospitals are under pressure to reduce numbers of readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, and improve the patient experience.

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Optimizing The Research Flow: How Wireless Vital Signs Can Help

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care examined ways to improve the way clinical research is conducted in the 21st century. It concluded that the ideal would be a virtuous circle in which research and practice worked closer together, feeding in to one another.

“Where we are ultimately headed,” the report concluded, “is to establish the notion… of a learning healthcare system. This is a system in which evidence is generated as a byproduct of providing care and actually fed back to those who are providing care, so that we become more skilled and smarter over time.”

Now, as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, wireless vital signs monitoring is poised to enable this vision.

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Case Study: The University of New England and NSW Health

Background

Virtual hospitals have become strategic for modern healthcare organizations, where patients’ vital signs are monitored remotely using wireless technology. Virtual care enables medical teams to track hundreds of ‘remote patients’ at any given time, resulting in far more efficient use of resources and alleviating the strain on physical hospitals.

Public health expert Professor Rod McClure, Dean of Medicine at University of New England, is the pioneer of virtual hospitals in Australia and was asked by New South Wales Health in Australia to come and set up the country’s first virtual hospital, with the aim of providing remote healthcare for patients with chronic conditions, many of whom live a long way from their nearest hospital.

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Clinically Distanced Monitoring – keeping Patients and Clinicians Safe

During the peaks of the Covid-19 pandemic, the last place you wanted to find yourself was in a hospital. The high incidence of severe cases of Covid-19 among hospital clinicians was a reflection of just how dangerous their work is when it brings them face-to-face with patients suffering from a highly contagious virus.

Minimizing the risk to clinicians has been one of the key learnings from this experience, along with the need to be able to scale patient care rapidly and flexibly, the need to provide earlier diagnoses and interventions and the need to learn fast and deploy staffing resources as efficiently as possible.

In all these requirements, remotely distanced wireless patient monitoring holds the key.

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Beyond The ICU: Maintaining Standards in Remote Patient Monitoring

Continuous, uninterrupted Patient Monitoring is a critical element in the treatment of intensive care patients. Vital signs such as temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure must be kept under constant surveillance, as early recognition and prompt treatment of escalating symptoms improves recovery rates and reduces the risk of prolonged hospitalization or worse.

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Osmind and Caretaker Medical Establish Market-Leading Partnership

#1 Ketamine EHR combines with leading patient monitoring solution for premium integration

Osmind’s EHR automatically uploads vital sign data from Caretaker’s continuous “beat-by-beat” wireless patient monitor. Osmind, the leading ketamine and treatment-resistant mental health electronic health record (EHR) software provider, has established a strategic partnership with Caretaker Medical, a wireless patient monitoring innovator that has transformed bulky, spot-check monitoring with continuous blood pressure and vital signs from a simple finger cuff.

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Caretaker’s Wireless “Beat-by-Beat” Continuous Blood Pressure monitor is highlighted in Springer’s new book

Caretaker’s Wireless “Beat-by-Beat” Continuous Blood Pressure monitor is highlighted in Springer’s new book, “The Handbook of Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring”, with an entire chapter devoted to our patented Pulse Decomposition Analysis technology .  This practical guide for clinicians, researchers, and engineers outlines a history of blood pressure advances, and presents groundbreaking state-of-the-art technologies driving the clinical and scientific future of Continuous, Cuffless, Blood Pressure Monitoring.  The collection of luminaries and industry experts that the book’s editors, Sola and Delgado-Gonzalo, have assembled to write this landmark book is unparalleled and we are proud to be leading the wave of innovation that improves patient care and clinical productivity!

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