The top 10 medical disruptors of 2018


9. Centralized monitoring of hospital patients

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Alarm fatigue is a top technology hazard in hospitals nationwide. The sounds that come from monitoring systems in hospitals can desensitize staff in critical situations after long periods of exposure. Nearly 44% of in-patient cardiac arrest cases are not attended to appropriately and 90% of all alarms in hospitals aren’t actionable.

Centralized monitoring provides an off-site monitoring of patients by technicians to give patients and clinicians a second set of eyes while providing better care from a distance. Technicians communicate directly with the caregivers on-site.

Using sensors and high-definition cameras, clinicians can monitor blood pressure, heart, respiratory rates, pulse oximetry and more easily. An alert is generated that alerts caregivers on-site that help is needed. A recent study that evaluated the system reported a 93% survival rate of cardiopulmonary arrests using the systems.

The system does not replace bedside care, according to Dr. Daniel Cantillon, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

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  1. Very promising disruptions in Healthcare. Will be interested as an incubator to closely track the development of ideas of healthcare startups.

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