Connected Health
for Better Patient Care
Helping nurses spend more time with the patients who need them most.

The Hospital Environment

Patient case mix has changed, often with more chronic diseases and complex problems.

The length of hospital stay is decreasing and trending toward individual hospital rooms.

Nurse workloads are also increasing making it challenging to prioritise activities.

This presents two big challenges in general wards:

Patient Deterioration

Patient deterioration on general wards has the potential to go unnoticed between scheduled observations. This poses a significant risk for patients and can delay the detection of serious issues such as: internal bleeding; sepsis; pulmonary embolism and in-hospital cardiac arrests. Early recognition of clinical deterioration, followed by prompt and effective action can minimise the occurrence of adverse events such as cardiac arrest, and reduce mortality 2.

In-hospital falls represent a significant risk to both patients and hospitals, which is challenging to prevent. Falls often take place when a patient wakes up and tries to get themselves out of bed. A fall may result in fractures, lacerations or internal bleeding, leading to increased healthcare utilisation.

The Solution

Optimised to detect early clinical deterioration and potential falls, the Vitalic platform prompts nurses to intervene and see their patients at critical moments. Nurses can’t be everywhere at once, but by getting them to the bedside at critical times they are able to do what they do best – care for the patient.

How It Works

A targeted, smart trigger system to help nurses identify early signs of deterioration and potential falls to help them spend time with patients who need them most.

A Good Fit

“The Vitalic team has collected extensive insights into the challenges facing nurses as they care for patients in unmonitored general wards. By focussing on the particular needs of hospital and aged care environments our digital solutions fit naturally into the work habits of the clinical staff.”
Sue Dafnias, CEO of Vitalic Medical

Future Applications

AGED CARE
Helping care staff prevent falls, and better understand how their residents’ sleep patterns and behaviour are affected over time.

Vitalic Medical Team

Stuart Elliott

Director

Sue Dafnias

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Howley

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Keith Joe

Chief Medical Officer

Kyle Wolf

Head of Design and User Experience

Nathan Hodgson

Systems Engineer

Our Partners

PLANET INNOVATION

Strategic Innovation, Development and Commercialisation Partner

RAMSAY HEALTH CARE

Health Care Partner

ANDHealth

Digital Health Partner

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REFERENCES
1. Hartman, Nicholas & B. Mehring, B & J. Brady, W. (2006). Clinical Predictors of Physiological Deterioration and Subsequent Cardiorespiratory Arrest among Hospitalized Patients. Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. 309-315. 10.1007/3-540-33396-7_29.
2. National Consensus Statement - essential elements for recognising & responding to acute physiological deterioration - Second Edition - Australian Commission Safety and Quality in Health Care
3. Hempel, S., Newberry, S., Wang, Z., Booth, M., Shanman, R., Johnsen, B., … Ganz, D. A. (2013). Hospital Fall Prevention: A Systematic Review of Implementation, Components, Adherence, and Effectiveness. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(4), 483–494. http://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12169