Hospital IQ conducted the survey with more than 200 registered nurses in the US hospitals and determined that 90% of them are planning to leave the profession in the next year. The reasons behind are nurse shortage, overload and burn out. To keep up with the rising shortage, the healthcare system puts more pressure on nurses who stay in the organization increasing their workload. 43% of the surveyed nurses confessed that they currently have to perform the duties outside of their roles. This adds additional stress, anxiety, depression and leads to other mental health consequences (Healthcare IT news).
Burden of workload
The 5 to 1 patient nurse ratio results in increased waiting times for patients, discharge delays, decreased quality of care provided. Besides that we can see the lack of beds due to the COVID-19 resulting in postponed surgeries for other acute care patients. The administrative tasks and communication problems increase the care delivery time and add frustration. The lack of automation and digitalization requires the things to be done manually and on paper affecting the work efficiency. Without optimizing operations, healthcare will continue to lose its personnel resulting in costs and time associated with training and hiring new staff.
Needs & improvements
The suggestions made by nurses include: improvement of communication and coordination between the departments, staff and management, simplification and elimination of unnecessary tasks and processes as well as technological improvement to achieve better work efficiency. Communicating on phones and coordinating work on paper takes a lot of nurses time distracting them from their main duties.
Technologies in place
IT can help to improve staff productivity and morale which will affect the quality of care and patient outcomes. AI and machine learning technologies can centralize the data and make it accessible for all staff personnel in one place without information duplication. It is also based on real time information with trends and predictive analytics nurses can use to make their decisions. AI makes the data more organized highlighting the key insights. It facilitates the operations, helps assign patients to particular nurses easier and tracks the time spent on each patient. The more efficient use of existing data could provide a better perspective on the capacity of the hospital or other healthcare institution, and match the demand with the need. The IT in its turn would allow management to make better staffing decisions. Implementing AI solutions can help healthcare entities to retain their staff and ease the workload.
SenSights Care developed on the SenSights.AI Platform
Our SenSights Care Tablet Solution helps to solve the problem of undetected falls & wellness monitoring in seniors by offering the only state-of-the-art passive monitoring platform where the seniors/patient does not have to wear/charge anything. The solution helps improve healthcare outcomes, increase caregiver capacity and reduce hospital admission/readmission rates for our senior care provider client companies, reduce costs and increase their revenue, avoid wandering and most importantly detect fall episodes (and soon predict) by offering proactive monitoring and risk profiles along with smart alerts through our SenSights Care app.
It makes monitoring seniors and patients with chronic conditions like COVID-19, Memory, Falling, Wandering, Wellness, Diabetes, COPD/CHF and other illnesses effortless and convenient. The use of audio, video and text communication via phone and popular social media platforms (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube) would help seniors to be constantly connected to the 24/7 nurse help desk in the region.
The Touchless Camera-Free Fall Detection sensor(s) connected to the SenSights Care app would notify the nurse desk if a fall occurred, so they can provide timely help to the patient. Contactless Wellness Monitoring is also available for seniors via Veyetals app embedded in SenSights Care Solution. So, forgetting to put on wearables for health monitoring is not an issue anymore. The main indicators that are tracked include Falls, Activity, Ambient Sensing, Geolocation, Steps, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, Respiration Level, Temperature, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose. The family members and doctors can also be added to the circle of care and receive medical alerts in case of health deterioration or emergency. The remote health monitoring is secure, Ontario verified and HIPAA compliant.
We are a North American-based startup that provides comprehensive capabilities for home care organizations to manage their senior care services using state-of-art AI and 5G technologies and allow for a greater independence. We are uniquely positioned as we are the only one with a combination of
- Ambient or Touchless Fall Detection
- Device-less or Contactless Wellness Monitoring
- Comprehensive Mobile, Tablet and Web Solution for Seniors, Caregivers and Agency
- Complete Out-of-box Telehealth and TeleMedicine Platform with integration with over 15+ smart devices and several leading EMRs/EHRs like PointClick Care, Cerner and many more in pipeline
- Over 40+ Data Scientists, Engineers and Medical Advisors to help integrate and improve digital transformation journey of our client with services, products and platform focused on senior market
We provide the best in class health platform for patient engagement, remote monitoring and virtual care. Patients are guided on smartphones, tablets and computers from preparation through recovery with the help of reminders, education and activity tracking. Providers can receive alerts, monitor patients and access analytics to deliver better care. Health systems use SenSights Care to improve patient satisfaction while reducing hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs.
We would like to work with you to help you grow your business with our unique business model of sharing revenue with healthcare providers.
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