FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ⎯ August 19, 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan ⎯ AlertWatch, Inc.’s patient monitoring system just received patent #8,454,507 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The software system supports the delivery of patient care by providing an intuitive patient monitoring dashboard that alerts providers to potential problems before they can cause patient harm. To that end, the AlertWatch patent focuses on integrating, analyzing, and displaying both real-time and historical data using readily identifiable icons.
“With so much innovation occurring in the healthcare monitoring space, a strong portfolio of intellectual property is a great asset,” said AlertWatch CEO, Justin Adams. “Our firm is fortunate to have a founding team that is literally creating the future of patient monitoring. We can’t wait to get this product into the clinicians’ hands.”
AlertWatch is trying to address the problem of how to effectively monitor patients in an era where the growing amount of patient data and the complexity of care plans have overwhelmed providers.
AlertWatch Founder and anesthesiologist Dr. Kevin Tremper, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, sums it up. “Forty years ago, we used the familiar wavy lines ⎯ EKG and Heart Rate ⎯ to monitor our patients. Today, we’re still using the same wavy lines, but we have all of this other patient information digitized and available. I wanted a tool that helped put all of that real-time information in context with everything else going on live in the operating room.”
AlertWatch:ICU, the company’s next product, is currently under development and testing at the University of Michigan Health System. AlertWatch plans to leverage its extensive intellectual property to take the platform to a variety of clinical environments for future releases.
About AlertWatch, Inc.
AlertWatch, Inc. is an Ann Arbor-based spinoff from the University of Michigan Health System, and produces clinical decision support systems for hospitals. AlertWatch was founded in 2011 to simplify patient monitoring with intuitive products. Its products now run at the University of Michigan and several other training hospitals across the United States. For more information, visit www.alertwatch.com.
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