Reducing preventable maternal deaths through increased situational awareness.

The US maternal mortality rate has increased by 51%, while the global rate has declined by 32% over the same period.1 59% of these pregnancy-related maternal deaths were preventable.2

In addition, another 60,000 suffer complications that are near-fatal.3 AlertWatch:OB is the first monitoring and early warning solution designed to help reduce these severe maternal complications and deaths. It integrates and displays near-real-time device and historical data elements, which can be accessed online on any computer, smartphone or tablet, and provides early warning alerts recommended by the Joint Commission to make labor and post-delivery care safer.4 It also automatically calculates the ACOG hemorrhage score for each patient. AlertWatch:OB offers an extra set of eyes in high-pressure L&D units, and helps staff work together to decrease these all-too-common outcomes.


A comprehensive, continuous view of near-real-time patient status

  • Summarizes all relevant maternal data in one single dashboard, accessible on any Internet-enabled device
  • Integrates over 200 maternal vitals, labs and stats to provide context and insight
  • Highlights major organ systems using color to signal issues & risks

Exception-based alerts to reduce alarm fatigue

  • Uses proprietary filtering to reduce false positives
  • Reduces standard MEWC alerts from 1 per every 8 minutes to 1 every 6 hours. (based on a study at the University of Michigan)
  • Assigns role-specific escalation pathways to lower alert redundancy
  • Allows customization of alert thresholds, protocols and other configurations for added flexibility and alignment with hospital protocols
  • Helps teams standardize the response for emerging patient issues

Improves case management, assessment and prioritization

  • Graphical patient and unit views help improve communication and handoffs
  • Prioritized recommendations based on continuous data analysis and trending
  • Increase visibility of multiple patients at one time with the “census” view
  • Enables near-real-time surveillance and early warning alerts at the bedside and beyond

Single-patient view

  • Near-real-time integration of over 250 maternal data elements
  • Continuously assessing risk including postpartum hemorrhage
  • Color-coded organ visualization for quick patient assessment
  • A single dashboard with all necessary information and trending
  • Vitals and labs trends for the last 2 hours up to the entire visit
  • Automatically calculated PPH Risk per ACOG Guidelines
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Census view

  • “Smart board” enables quick review of the entire unit and case prioritization
  • Increases visibility of multiple patients at one time
  • Automatic routing of notifications to supervising physicians
  • Color-coded by phase of labor
  • Graphic icons to communicate risk
  • Views can be displayed for specific services

Handoff view

  • Displays all active patients
  • Informs teams of progress and risk during patient handoffs
  • Color-coded by phase of labor
  • Graphic icons to communicate risk

Find out how AlertWatch:OB can help bring an added measure of safety to your L&D patients.


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GBD 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators. Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet (London, England). 2016;388(10053):1775-1812.
CDC, CDC Foundation. Report from Maternal Mortality Review Committees: A View into Their Critical Role. MMRIA. January 2017.
Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2013. Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2014.
The Joint Commission Report. National Patient Safety Goals Effective January 2019.