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September 12, 2014

Scripps Launches a Pilot Study of AirStrip ONE

While the healthcare industry was late in adopting mobile technology as part of its ecosystem, it is now moving full steam ahead by incorporating a wide range of solutions that use smartphones and tablets. Physicians, nurses, administrators and other members of the healthcare industry have now realized this, and they are putting systems in place in their organization that integrates real-time patient information, health records, telemonitoring and more. Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system, is testing the AirStrip ONE with a pilot program to determine the effectiveness of this mobile solution.

The creator of AirStripONE, Airstrip, provides complete vendor- and data source-agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution that allows clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations.

The AirStripONE platform is a software system used by physicians both within and outside the hospital to deliver data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices securely.

The system is currently being used in a real-life application at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla's first-floor critical care unit on post-open heart surgery patients, trauma patients, surgical intensive care patients and critically ill patients requiring close monitoring. The mobile data delivery system is also being used by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work with these patients. Scripps plans to run the pilot program for 60 days at which time it will make the decision whether to expand the availability of the AirStrip ONE system more widely throughout the organization.

One of the benefits of the AirStrip ONE is the wide range of hospital-based patient monitoring systems it is compatible with, as well as the different mobile operating systems including Android, iOS and Windows.

“This system gives doctors near real-time access to a wide range of patient vital signs from wherever they happen to be. AirStrip ONE has the potential to enhance patient outcomes by speeding the delivery of care,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, M.D.

AirStrip ONE combines clinical information from a wide range of sources into one intuitive user experience delivering:

  • Live patient data, including waveforms and vitals, in near real-time with contextual data, including EMR and patient information from multiple sources
  • Secure communication, expediting care coordination among clinicians with modular capabilities to tailor information to the specific needs of users across a health system
  • Pre-Sales benchmarking and planning to identify a baseline set of "as is" conditions and measurements, and develop a thorough and mutual understanding of "to be" goals and objectives
  • Implementation services to help ensure rapid time-to-benefit with minimal disruption
  • Analytics to measure the institution’s performance against key clinical and business benchmarks

“The pilot project focuses on critical care patients that require the most advanced care available. We look forward to working with Scripps to drive physician utilization in ways that can help facilitate workflow improvements and ultimately drive clinical transformation,” said AirStrip CEO Alan Portela.

Edited by Alisen Downey
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