Significant advances in healthcare have occurred in the last decade with the nearly universal adoption of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
On one hand, we have the digitization of virtually all a patients medical information. A patient’s entire medical history can be accessed from any computer or smartphone. But that has been associated with an increasingly complicated task of entering, accessing and processing that information by overworked providers.
On the other hand, we have increasingly sophisticated and ever present medical devices and monitors that can track all facets of a patient’s health, but bring with them an increasingly fractured real-time picture of the patient, and alarm fatigue that overwhelms providers in almost every patient care environment. Shouldn’t a pulse oximeter’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate differentiate between a healthy 20-year old and a 65 year-old with chronic pulmonary disease and ischemic heart disease?
AlertWatch sees an opportunity to bridge the gap between the comprehensive but inscrutable EMRs and the non-integrated medical devices. Solving this problem would help solve the most intractible challenge in healthcare: Improving quality and safety while simultaneously lowering costs.
AlertWatch provides real-time integrated patient monitoring software focused on improved outcomes. We integrate all of the patient data, both real-time and historical, we analyze it for potential quality or safety issues, and we display it using the simplest & most intuitive interface possible: the human body.