Passive health monitoring is a system of interlocking technologies that provides more timely response to crises. In doing so, passive monitoring improves health outcomes for residents. Additionally, this system will allow senior living communities to experience a wide variety of business outcomes by increasing resident retention and occupancy.
Today, there’s an alternative available that is smarter, more efficient and ultimately more effective than a traditional nurse call system. Passive health monitoring is a system of interlocking technologies that provides more timely response to crises. Passive health monitoring helps ensure seniors’ dignity and sense of independence and allows operators to more effectively manage staffing—one of the biggest cost centers in any housing operation.
Even given all the advantages of a modern passive health monitoring system and the possibilities enabled by AI, senior housing operators still must consider the business advantages before committing – just as they would with any new technology. As may already be apparent, there are numerous ways in which these solutions can contribute to the health of a senior housing operation’s bottom line. Continue reading “Business Advantages of Passive Health Monitoring”
The concept of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), or the electronic record of patient information and physician encounters, dates back to the late 1960s. While progress was initially slow, the late 1990s and 2000s saw substantial progress toward adoption as a result of the convergence of technological advancements and new regulations. During the George W. Bush administration the budget for healthcare IT doubled, the National of Health Information Coordinator position was created, and there was a call for industry-wide adoption by 2014.
By their nature, traditional nurse call systems are reactive. Not only do they only respond to an incident that has already occurred, these systems require residents to take specific action during a crisis (when their abilities might be diminished).
Monitoring via environmentally embedded sensors takes the notion of resident care, safety, and caregiver alerts to a whole new level. In passive health monitoring, AI is employed to gather and analyze information on a range of health indicators. Residents do not need to activate the systems. Staff can be entirely hands-off until an alert is registered. Just as information is collected automatically, AI software uses it to continuously create a dynamic picture of a resident’s vital information, analyzing data over time in order to learn the patterns indicative of wellness and those that may signify potential danger.
Given the powerful potential of this technology, there are many benefits to the resident, staff, family, and operators. However, the biggest win may very well be better clinical outcomes. With its potential for preventive care, passive monitoring offers the possibility of keeping residents out of the hospital and helping them to remain independent in their residences for longer. Continue reading “Preventive Care with Passive Health Monitoring”
The case for adoption of medical records is compelling. The use of EHR systems opens the door to opportunities for federal incentives. Furthermore, EHR systems can help protect healthcare organizations from fines while maintaining compliance. Additionally, when chosen, implemented, and used appropriately, EHR systems can make healthcare more efficient, less expensive, and improve the quality of care by making patients’ medical history easily accessible to all who treat them.