SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in point-of-care patient safety clinical workflow applications, announced today that it will introduce the first smart point-of-care mobile solution, PatientTouch™ 3.3, at the Health Information and Management Systems Society’s HIMSS13 conference and exhibition, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 3-7, 2013. For the first time, the PatientTouch™ platform unites mobile communications and collaboration capabilities with clinical intelligence and context at the point of care, all on a single, easy-to-use mobile handheld powered by the Apple iPhone® 5. PatientTouch helps front line clinical staff deliver care without the burden of cumbersome technology while delivering measurable performance through enhanced patient safety, reduced waste, and improved productivity for hospitals and health organizations.
PatientTouch 3.3 leverages an existing EMR system and provides a set of intuitive, dynamic software applications. Front line nursing staff can run a full set of Positive Patient Identification (PPID) workflows, facilitate interdisciplinary care plan execution, and drive clinical communications and collaboration on a single, intuitive, and always available mobile device that fits in the clinician’s pocket. PatientTouch allows clinicians to stay deeply connected and well orchestrated with the entire care team to deliver safe and effective care. The platform’s software modules include:
Positive Patient Identification Platform (PPID)
- Comprehensive point-of-care barcode medication administration workflows
- Robust wireless bedside barcode-enabled specimen collection workflows
- Positive mother-infant identity and breast milk matching workflows
- Blood transfusion verification workflows
Care Plan Execution Platform (Care Interventions)
- Patient safety and quality bundles: falls, pressure ulcer, catheter care, and other bundles
- Role based point-of-care: documentation: vitals, I/Os, hourly round
- Scheduled nursing tasks and interventions
- Respiratory therapy workflows for coordination, collaboration, and safe care delivery
Clinical Communication and Collaboration Platform
- HIPAA-compliant, secure text messages for inpatient care team
- Voice-over-IP communication with clinical presence
- Multimedia capture – photos, video, voice recording
- Consolidated safety and quality alerting and reminders across clinical status and alarms
- Unified inbox, caregiver to-do’s, and assignment
PatientTouch delivers demonstrable benefits to hospitals and healthcare organizations. In an internal study of 66 sites, health systems that implemented PatientTouch saw a 97% average workflow compliance rate with any workflows they chose to instrument on the platform. In separate PatientSafe Solutions-sponsored studies, health systems also experienced a 90%+ reduction in medication errors at administration, a 78% improvement in proportion of value-added tasks within the nurse work environment, and significant improvement in nursing documentation timeliness and completeness.
“PatientTouch 3.3 is a first-of-its-kind smart point-of-care mobile solution,” said Joe Condurso, PatientSafe Solutions’ president and chief executive officer. “The latest release of the platform builds upon our established foundation of Positive Patient Identification (PPID) with new modules that support hospitals and health organizations as they collaborate, communicate, and leverage clinical intelligence to deliver safe, high-quality care. Moreover, PatientTouch is a platform to build on and can drive compliance with Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements and emerging quality performance initiatives.”
The PatientTouch platform is currently in use at more than 66 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. More than 5,000 PatientTouch mobile devices are in use every day. Clients range from small community-based hospitals to large-scale urban academic teaching centers.
PatientSafe Solutions will exhibit in booth #3681 at HIMSS13, March 3-7, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. To learn more about PatientTouch 3.3 and the company’s approach to building smart point-of-care mobile solutions, visit the company’s booth (#3681) or schedule a demo in advance online.
About PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions, based in San Diego, California, is leading the way in smart point-of-care mobile solutions and innovating technologies for the future of accountable care. Its flagship product, PatientTouch™, delivers measureable safety and quality improvement by making care team workflows easier and more productive. PatientSafe Solutions was named one of Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies in 2011 and 2012, ranked #2 in Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Venture-Backed Healthcare Companies in 2012, and chosen by Forbes as one of the top Three Health Technology Companies To Watch in 2012. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.patientsafesolutions.com.
Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.