Qualcomm’s new expanded smart care offerings help hospitals and health systems extract value from data to improve patient outcomes, lower costs and recapture revenue.
Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today unveiled several new offerings on its smart platform that make data more visible and actionable, empowering clinicians and caregivers to make better insight-based decisions about their patients.
The platform connects medical devices and clinical systems, collects and contextualizes all available data, and securely integrates data into other systems and applications. The new offerings provide customers with the ability to simplify workflow, documentation, alarms management and achieve patient surveillance with at-a-glance views.
Data Rich Yet Insights Poor
Many healthcare systems today are data rich but insights poor. Important patient information is collected by individual medical devices in siloed care settings. The data often comes in the form of multiple alerts and lacks critical context (patient ID, caregiver ID, time, location) and can fail to provide insight into a patient’s overall condition. Staff is overburdened with data and manual documentation which can lead to missed issues, errors and a delay in timely information.
Advanced Integration Component
A key component of the enhanced offering is Advanced Integration. This capability captures data, including waveforms, from multiple medical devices. Advanced Integration tailors data by selecting elements and then transforming and filtering the data at the frequency the downstream system needs. This may include electronic medical records (EMRs), alarm management, research databases, and clinical decision support systems. It also consolidates many alerts into a single, more meaningful alert message. Receiving too many alerts can contribute to “alert fatigue,” which happens when clinicians override or ignore multiple messages because they get in the way of delivering high-quality care.
Why It Matters
“According to one study, clinicians spend 35% of their time on documentation and only 19% spent on patient care,” said Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “Not being able to spend enough time with patients is a huge dissatisfier for both parties. Manual data entry and documentation are administrative burdens that can impact HCAHP scores resulting in lost revenue. Our smart platform and the offerings we are announcing today can help give time back to providers to care for their patients.”