Connected In-Room Vital SIgns Workflow
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  • Connected In-Room Workflow
    While a patient’s position during blood pressure measurement may seem insignificant, variations in positioning and technique can lead to fluctuations of 5 to 15 mmHg in systolic blood pressure.1 Reviews suggest that even a difference of 5 mmHg can affect close to 16% of patients, either inadvertently placing them on medication or missing a diagnosis of hypertension.2 This workflow illustrates how a fully integrated, point of care ecosystem can help standardize and promote proper blood pressure capture as well as improve the efficiency and accuracy of other vital signs acquisition. 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2911816/ 2 16% is the percentage of the American population that could be affected by blood pressure errors; calculated by 50,000,000 affected / 307,000,000 US 2009 population. Data from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2911816/ and Census.gov
    • Vital Signs
    • Single Pane of Glass
    • Clinical Process Improvements
    • EMR Connectivity
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Better Blood Pressure
    • Real-Time Locating Systems
  • Connected In-Room Vitals
    The patient is directed to the exam chair to support proper posture for blood pressure measurement. Weight, temperature, pulse and blood pressure are captured via an integrated scale in the exam chair and a connected, automated vital signs device. All patient-related health information can be discussed during the process while the patient sits on the exam chair. All vital signs data can then be ported directly into the EMR, saving time and eliminating manual transcription errors.
  • Time Savings
    The connected in-room vital signs workflow, when compared with the basic in-room workflow, saves 17 seconds by taking the weight, temperature, pulse and blood pressure while the patient is seated on the exam chair.
  • Vital Signs
  • Real-Time Locating Systems
  • Clinical Process Improvements
  • Single Pane of Glass
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • EMR Connectivity
  • Better Blood Pressure
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Connected equipment and devices are operated from the computer screen improving efficiency and simplifying the process with fewer clicks.

Bringing all vital signs capture into the exam room using an automated vital signs device connected to an exam chair with an integrated scale saves over a minute per patient. That equates to 5% of a medical assistant’s time which can cost $1,440 per year in wasted time for each medical assistant (assuming $15/hour, 8 hours/day and 48 weeks/year). A mobile cart also allows the vital signs device to be easily shared or moved from one location to another.

The automated vital signs device and exam chair with built-in scale is fully connected and integrated with the EMR, eliminating manual entry of patient data and transcription errors.

The height-adjustable exam chair decreases the need for manually lifting and repositioning patients. The center of the room is kept open to allow a 60-inch wheelchair turning area. The distance from the door to the corner of the room (18") allows for patient egress.

The height adjustable exam chair is designed to support proper positioning of the patient for blood pressure measurement—arm supported at heart height, back supported and feet flat on the floor. The low chair height allows 97% patients (according to BIFMA standards) to place their feet flat on the floor.

Use of a real-time locating system or patient self-rooming workflow can assist in waste reduction efforts to help eliminate costly bottlenecks.