Tag: vital signs

Meeting the Demands of Personalised Care with Home Monitoring

Guest post by Sandra Oldfield RN, Senior Clinical Consultant, Orion Health Precision Driven Health are currently conducting a two-year project to monitor vital signs of patients in the in the acute care environment. In addition, it includes the ability to automatically escalate patients who have an Early Warning Score of 8-9 to a clinical team member for response. This allows the patient’s deterioration to be managed …

The Opportunity of Vital Signs Monitoring and Clinical Decision Support

Improving patient safety though better patient monitoring Vital signs monitoring is essential at every stage of the patient journey, from triage, diagnosis to discharge and transfer of care. During admission to hospital, patients often show signs of acute physical deterioration before a serious event occurs, such as cardiac arrest. Current variation in vital signs charts, …

Can a Fitness Tracker Detect Diabetes?

Summer of Research project by Mohsin Baig, AUT, supervised by Dr Farhaan Mirza. The cost of long-term conditions (LTCs), any ongoing health condition that cannot be cured, is becoming a major burden on healthcare providers. In many countries, these costs are covered by the government, which means they are then passed on to the taxpayers. …

Vital Sign Monitoring and Decision Support System

In its first phase, this research developed a real-time mobile-based vital signs monitoring application in the hospital context using medical devices and clinical decision support techniques. The application, VitalsAssist, was developed with cloud-based security and data storage. Data analysis was carried out to detect the underlying signs and symptoms and identify significant changes to the …