Scripps Health has launched a pilot study of AirStrip ONE, a software system that securely delivers data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices used by physicians both within and outside the hospital.
The system is being used in Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla’s first-floor critical care unit on post-open heart surgery patients, trauma patients, surgical intensive care patients and others who are critically ill and require close monitoring. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work with these patients are also using the mobile data delivery system.
AirStrip ONE’s broad interoperability allows it to connect with a wide range of hospital-based patient monitoring systems as well as mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.
“This system gives doctors near real-time access to a wide range of patient vital signs from wherever they happen to be,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, MD. “AirStrip ONE has the potential to enhance patient outcomes by speeding the delivery of care.”
“The AirStrip ONE pilot study fits with Scripps’ broader effort to evaluate and adopt the most promising digital health technology that can help to improve patient outcomes and transform the way we deliver health care,” said Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder.
The 60-day pilot is expected to end in early October. Once completed, Scripps physicians and other clinical leaders will consider broadening the use of the AirStrip ONE system more widely and determining how it can be used to further enhance patient care.