Concord Hospital in New Hampshire has developed a unique AvaSys position, a hybrid of video and telemetry monitoring with a “flier” role linking the central observation station to the medical units. The goal is to create a tight-knit team trained for cross competencies whose members stay engaged throughout their 12-hour shifts. The three roles allow […]
AvaSure is debuting a new healthcare awards program called AvaPrize. The three winners of the inaugural prizes showcase a continuing evolution in the role of remote patient monitoring as it becomes a vital tool in patient care. The winners are: Salina (Kan.) Regional Health Center, which earns the Patient Safety Excellence Award for the most complete AvaSys program. […]
AvaSure has announced record 2015 sales, reinforcing its position as the dominant provider of video monitoring services. Last year also saw a significant increase in peer-reviewed articles, presentations and posters showing strong results for AvaSys in reducing patient harm while lowering healthcare costs. Read more.
Oakwood Healthcare, a four-hospital system near Detroit, has used the AvaSys® TeleSitter® Solution since December 2013 to reduce falls by 11% while avoiding $500,000 in healthcare expenses, Crain’s Detroit Business reports. Oakwood, now part of the new Beaumont Health system, has 10 central monitoring stations to watch up to 100 patients who have been identified […]
Using the AvaSys® TeleSitter® Solution, Genesis Medical Centers in four Iowa communities saved $122,200 in sitter costs and returned certified nursing assistants to the bedside for patient care shifts, a “huge win in our staffing,” says Keith Rossmiller, nursing business operations director for Genesis Health System. Genesis has implemented 17 of the monitors, and uses a […]
The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), a leading publication for nurse executives, in early July published a peer-reviewed article on results from a pilot of the AvaSys TeleSitter Solution at University of San Diego Health System. The JONA article describes how the 595-bed, Magnet-designated health system purchased six mobile carts and dramatically reduced sitter costs […]
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is now the only hospital in Nebraska to have installed the AvaSys video monitoring system to enhance the care experience for patients and their families, NBC affiliate WOWT in Omaha reports. Read more.
AvaTalk recently interviewed Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry in the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is nationally known for clinical research, publications and presentations on patient safety, particularly in fall prevention. She has co-authored falls prevention toolkits for the VA and for the Institute for Healthcare […]
Hospitals that deploy remote video monitoring systems staffed with dedicated, trained observers can reduce patient falls significantly, avert employee injuries and reduce associated costs, Healthcare Risk Management reports in a major feature article on AvaSys and TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston. Read more.
Becker’s Hospital Review, a major daily healthcare news publication, published an article April 7 on AvaSys solution. The article focuses on HCA St. David’s North Austin Hospital in Texas, but also features an interview with Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, PCCN, AvaSure’s Vice President of Clinical Quality and Innovation. “After acquiring 10 AvaSys telesitter units, not […]