Action or Inaction in the OR Can Create Problems After Surgery

In a hectic, ever-changing OR environment, it’s challenging to track and trend data essential for making clinical decisions. Conditions can be difficult to detect when continually switching between screens to scan for relative changes. And rapid actions in the OR can have significant postoperative repercussions for patients and the total cost of care.


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AlertWatch® Single-Patient Dashboard

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AlertWatch® Multi-Patient Dashboard

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ALERTWATCH:OR Intelligence at a Glance

The AlertWatch:OR software platform helps OR teams navigate large amounts of real-time and historical data using over 80 proprietary algorithms, automated calculations and alerts.  It improves situational awareness by presenting relevant information on a single graphical dashboard giving anesthesia providers the immediate insight they need to respond quickly and appropriately.

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One Landmark Study Found Improved Outcomes

In one study of 26,000 ASA III/IV patients at the University of Michigan4 the following benefits were found:

  • One-day reduction in hospital length of stay4
  • $3,603 reduction in hospital charges4
  • 50% improvement in blood pressure management in one retrospective study (minutes of mean arterial pressure < 55 mmHg)4
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Reduces Patient Risk

  • Guides best practices with embedded, clinically-accepted algorithms
  • Provides a comprehensive view of the patient by integrating data elements from monitors, H&P, labs and flowsheet sources
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Enhances Insights + Case Management

  • Enhances workflow with automatic routing of notifications to supervising physicians
  • Rapid assessment and prioritization of cases based on clear metrics and trends

Learn how AlertWatch:OR can help your OR teams realize a new level of situational awareness and safety.

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Insights & Events

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July 21, 2021

Expand Medical Device Integration to Drive Operational, Clinical and Safety Benefits

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Device connectivity with the EHR and other downstream systems is only getting started. Devoting hospital resources to broaden the scope of medical device integration is well worth the investment.

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June 24, 2021

Observations of High-pressure and Rapid Shallow Breathing in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients: An Interim Assessment

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An ongoing study shows that combination smart alerts derived from medical device data can help to identify clinically actionable events.

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Chambrin MC, Ravaux P, Calvelo-Aros D. Multicentric study of monitoring alarms in the adult intensive care unit (ICU): a descriptive analysis. Intensive Care Med 1999;25(12):1360-6.
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Data on File. Qualcomm Life. 2018.
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Kruger GH, Tremper KK. Advanced Integrated Real-Time Clinical Displays. Anesthesiology Clinics. Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2011.
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Kheterpal S, Shanks A, Tremper K. Impact of a Novel Multiparameter Decision Support System on Intraoperative Processes of Care and Postoperative Outcomes. Anesthesiology 2018; 128:272-82.