According to a company press release, Ascom has partnered with Dräger to integrate the Ascom Unite clinical messaging platform and Dräger’s patient monitoring systems. The joint solution provides location agnostic alerts combining outcome quality and operational efficiency with reporting and analytics, Ascom says.
The Ascom Unite system extends the reach of patient status alarms generated by Dräger vital signs monitors and therapy devices integrated with the monitors. The system distributes clinical alert notifications along with critical data and related contextual information to mobile devices carried by care team members, who might not be at the sides of their patients requiring assistance.
“Enabling mobile access to patient monitoring events leverages and extends the reach of a hospital’s patient monitoring system investment,” said André Neu, senior vice president of Platform Solutions at Ascom.
The system directs alerts to only those responsible for the care of the patients requiring clinical intervention, leaving other nearby care providers to work without interruption. Reducing the number of audible alerts and pages broadcast for all to hear helps alleviate alarm fatigue that is generally experienced by care providers in high-volume, high acuity care areas.
“The new partnership with Ascom is an exciting and important step in making enhanced alarm management solutions available to hospitals worldwide,” said Steffen Protsch, Senior Vice President of Medical Systems at Dräger. “We are pleased to further help the users of Dräger monitors and therapy devices improve their workflow and patient safety.”