Knute Nelson implemented EarlySense’s contact-free patient monitoring and data analytics solution, InSight, to help support its patient safety initiatives on July 17. The continuous monitoring technology that tracks patient vital signs and movement had an immediate positive impact on patient care and outcomes.

The FDA-cleared EarlySense solution provides medical staff with continuous, real time monitoring through advanced sensors placed under a bed mattress or within a cushion of a chair, allowing patients’ freedom of movement.

Knute Nelson’s Short-Term Rehab Center specializes in providing post-surgery care and serving those with changes in their health due to an illness or injury. The EarlySense solution will be used to help improve care for these patients by continuously monitoring heart rate, respiratory rate and motion. These data will aid with early detection of patient deterioration, helping to reduce falls and hospital readmissions, while improving staff communication regarding patient health and status.

By focusing on heart rate and respiratory rate, the two most important and earliest predictors of health deterioration, studies have shown that healthcare professionals using EarlySense have significantly reduced adverse events, including hospital readmissions – a major benefit to both patients and nursing facilities, which incur financial penalties when patients are readmitted.

EarlySense’s integrated sensor utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data analytics to provide actionable health insights and improve clinical outcomes.