iObserver – Continuous Patient Observation
Seconds matter for at-risk patients. Intervene faster.
iObserver allows for faster clinician intervention to help reduce adverse patient safety events. This software enables continuous, 24/7 observation, allowing a virtual sitter to observe up to 12 rooms on a single screen. Accessing through a wall-mount or cart APS in each patient room, not only can staff notify, redirect, intervene more swiftly, but video-enabled technology can help ease the burden of heavy workloads related to one-to-one sitters in the patient room.
UHE-iObserver, coupled with either a wall-mount or mobile cart APS, in an inpatient environment gives clinicians and non-clinicians the ability to remotely monitor up to 12 beds at once.
Use Cases for Continuous Patient Observation include:
Behavior Management (fall prevention, agitation, confusion)
Risk to Self (suicide/cutting precautions, elopement)
Risk to Others (volatile, aggressive patients or visitors)
Risk from Others (patient abuse from others)
Clinical Deterioration (physiological or seizures) and as an adjuct to Rapid Response Teams and Telemetry CMU
iObserver Solution Overview
iObserver provides the ability to remotely observe up to 12 patient rooms on a single screen with 2-way full audio and video. Clinicians managing the remote observation can escalate directly to one of the patient rooms in three ways: Listen Only (1-way audio and 1 way video), Talk (2-way audio and 1-way video), and 2-way audio and video. That connection is independent of any other rooms while still remaining in visual observation mode for all 12 rooms. When a patient situation escalates, the clinician can also send a notification as either a loud sound played in the patient room which is audible in the hall or a text to assigned personnel warning of the need to come to the patient’s room immediately.
Each time the clinicians intervenes in the patient’s room, the iObserver Portal logs key data around patient observation including the start and stop of an observation session, the number of interventions (notifications, audio, or 2-way video) and the response time or duration of any interventions. This data can also be combined into usage reports and analyzed for effectiveness of the patient observation program.