One of the key benefits of the digital wearable revolution is that patient data can be collected continuously, rather than waiting for hospital staff to take measurements. We have covered the VitalPatch from VitalConnect in the past; it’s a wearable that wirelessly transmits patient data: single-lead EKG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, body posture, fall detection, and steps.

VitalConnect has developed Vista Solution 2.0, a new patient monitoring system built around this patch as its foundation. It also incorporates data from third-party devices for body weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and core temperature. This combined data is fed into the National Early Warning System (NEWS) that is used to predict complications and patient deterioration. This allows healthcare professionals to detect problems hours before they become a critical issue.

The Vista Solution 2.0 system provides color-coded notifications to provide both visual and numeric urgency levels to guide staff response. This is an important part of the strategy to prevent complications before they occur, rather than wait until the problem requires more serious intervention. As a result, the system should help produce better outcomes at lower cost.