Traditional Vital Signs Workflow
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  • Traditional Vital Signs Workflow
    The traditional vital signs workflow is a common setup for family practices or physician offices. Patient weight and height are captured manually while leading the patient to the exam room, which can cause delays with patient flow in the hallway. Pulse, temperature and blood pressure are taken manually inside the exam room.
    • Clinical Process Improvements
    • Vital Signs
    • Real-Time Locating Systems
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Better Blood Pressure
    • Single Pane of Glass
    • EMR Connectivity
  • Traditional Vital Signs
    After weight and height are measured in the hallway, the patient is escorted to the exam room and directed to a side chair or the exam table. If the blood pressure cuff is manual and not attached to the wall, the patient is seated on a table or in a side chair next to the work surface for paper-based patient records.
  • Time Savings
    The traditional workflow requires an average of 187 seconds from the time the patient is called through vital signs acquisition.
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  • Vital Signs
  • Real-Time Locating Systems
  • Clinical Process Improvements
  • Single Pane of Glass
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • EMR Connectivity
  • Better Blood Pressure
Replay

Weighing patients outside of the exam room causes patient privacy concerns. Since anything in the hallway can be seen or heard, the public nature can actually cause some patients to forgo visiting the physician altogether. Hallway weight capture can also cause congestion and bottlenecks that inhibit patient throughput. Patient conveyance time and privacy concerns can be reduced by bringing all vital signs measurements into the exam space.

The lack of a real-time locating system or patient self-rooming workflow can inhibit waste-reduction efforts that help eliminate costly bottlenecks.

The non-adjustable exam table can be inaccessible and pose safety risks for some patients and staff.

On the non-adjustable exam table, the patient’s feet, back and arm are not properly supported for an accurate blood pressure measurement. The manual vital signs process is less efficient, taking over a minute per patient longer than bringing all vital signs capture to the point of care (including weight) using an automated device. The manual process is also vulnerable to human error, variability and inaccurate data.

Disconnected equipment and devices are operated autonomously reducing efficiency and increasing the likelihood of common transcription errors.

Devices are not connected and not integrated with the EMR, requiring manual entry of patient data and resulting in additional time needed per patient and increased transcription errors.