As hospitals grapple with staff shortages, video software company, Milestone Systems, has launched a remote patient monitoring technology that aims to assist healthcare workers and improve overall patient care.
XProtect Hospital Assist is a video solution that allows medical staff to remotely observe multiple patients at once and respond to incidents quickly, ‘easing the burden of some routine tasks’. Built on the foundations of XProtect, Milestone’s open-platform video management software – XProtect Hospital Assist – is designed for medical units treating patients who need round-the-clock or situational observation, such as people in intensive care and rehabilitation units. Milestone Systems said: “Medical staff can use XProtect Hospital Assist to observe multiple critically ill patients at once and communicate with them. This reduces unnecessary room visits and offers a better use of staff resources. To ensure patient privacy, the technology is fitted with a live video blurring function.
Automatic fall detection alerts medical staff when a patient falls; in the US alone, Milestone systems says up to one million patient falls occur in hospitals every year, resulting in roughly 250,000 injuries and up to 11,000 deaths.
Rahul Yadav, Chief Technology Officer at Milestone Systems, said: “There is no doubt that the irreplaceable human touch of healthcare professionals is essential, and by integrating data-driven video technology into their daily routine, they can now be even further empowered. With an extra set of eyes and ears in patient rooms, our solution enables rapid response to incidents, ensuring the highest quality of patient care, while by addressing critical staff shortages and streamlining efficiency, XProtect Hospital Assist paves the way for a better, safer, and more connected hospital environment worldwide. We are proud to unveil this innovative solution, designed to enhance hands-on patient care and reinforce the vital role of healthcare professionals.”