With restrictions recently lifting and businesses reopening across the country, COVID-19 cases have begun to surge. The rush to restart the economy, along with inconsistent protective measures, has led to record-high numbers of cases in many states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. In fact, Texas Medical Center hit capacity this week, with 2300 cases reported in one day. With emergency rooms facing increased exposure, Hospitality Health ER has taken a proactive step to reduce risk to staff and patients.
Our free-standing emergency rooms in Longview, Tyler, and Galveston are among the first medical centers in the country to roll out remote patient monitoring. At Hospitality Health ER, COVID-19 patients are housed separately from the main ER center. With advanced RPM technology by Stasis, doctors and nurses are now able to remotely monitor COVID-19 patients located in our quarantine tents. Being able to monitor patients from afar keeps staff and other patients safer.
“The best part about Stasis is that we were able to go live with bedside monitors, a central monitoring setup, and remote monitoring apps all in just one day,” says Dr. Jeffrey Beers, Physician Director at HHER. “In fact, in an effort to maintain social distancing, we completed the installation in our third facility by ourselves with just remote support from the Stasis team. Stasis made this as plug-and-play as it could be. Simple!”
Stasis’ plug-and-play solution allows medical facilities to monitor patients using mobile capabilities. The Stasis system measures heart rate, blood oxygen, heart electrical activity, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature. Using traditional sensors, it gathers data and makes that information available to nurses and doctors on cloud-connected apps on their phone, laptop, or desktop central monitoring station.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with outpatient facilities such as free-standing ERs and ambulatory surgery centers to keep patients out of the hospital and clinical staff safe,” says Michael Maylahn, Founder of Stasis, the rapidly growing medical tech start-up in the US. “In the outpatient environment, clinicians are always on the move between facilities, and this level of connectivity to their patients ensures clinical insights while on-the-move.”
More and more patients are looking to avoid the hospital setting to receive their care. Hospitality Health ER has chosen to strategically employ remote patient monitoring to manage more complex COVID-19 cases inside its facilities while reducing exposure for our clinical team and saving personal protective equipment.
To learn more about the Stasis Remote Patient Monitoring System, visit www.stasislabs.com.