Digital system to monitor recovery room patients

Posted Jun 25, 2018 by Tim Sandle
SA Health is to implement a digital health solution in the form of a post-surgery cloud-based patient monitoring system. The system will be fitted into the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Handout picture released by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS in Spanish) press office sho...
Handout picture released by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS in Spanish) press office showing Dr. David Arellano (C) conducting a surgery at the La Raza hospital in Mexico City, on September 14, 2017. When the September 19 quake shook Mexico City this year, Arellano was performing an open heart surgery in a newborn. Arellano saw from the surgery room the dust cloud left by a collapsing building and did what he had done on September 7 when another earthquake struck him during a surgery
HO, Mexican Social Security Institute/AFP
The new platform has been developed by Allscripts, working in collaboration with iProcedures. The platform is called the iPro Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit module (PACU), and it enables recovery room nurses to record patients’ post-operative data, with metrics collected in real time. For nurses this requires the use of resuscitation skills, knowledge and application of new techniques and the application of pain management.
iProcedures delivers software solutions to streamline the perioperative workflow in hospitals; this includes technologies like iPro Anesthesia, which is a mobile application that aims to improve documentation and patient safety. Allscripts is a Health IT technology solutions company.
The platform was developed by anaesthesiologists with a focus on improving patient safety, documentation, hospital efficiency and medication management, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The comprehensive end-to-end solution is used to generate a complete, compliant and legible anaesthesia record.
To date over one thousand patients have been administered in the system across 33 operating theaters, where all; vital signs are automatically tracked. Discussing this, Royal Adelaide Hospital’s AIMS project manager Paul Dawkins stated: "When you get anaesthetists going out of their way to visit you to thank you for AIMS, you know it is doing a good job."