Scripps Health has launched a pilot program of AirStrip ONE, a software solution that securely delivers data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices used by physicians both within and outside the hospital.
The system is being used in Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla’s first-floor critical care unit on post-open heart surgery patients, trauma patients, surgical intensive care patients and others who are critically ill and require close monitoring. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work with these patients are also using the mobile data delivery system.
AirStrip ONE’s broad interoperability allows it to connect with a wide range of hospital-based patient monitoring systems as well as mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.
AirStrip ONE’s broad interoperability allows it to connect with a wide range of hospital-based patient monitoring systems as well as modern mobile devices.The 60-day pilot is expected to end in early October. Once completed, Scripps physicians and other clinical leaders will consider broadening the use of the AirStrip ONE system more widely and determine how it can be used to further enhance patient care.
The study is an extension of Scripps’ role as a leader in digital medicine, which includes the use of wireless health technology and genetic testing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Other pilot studies and clinical trials have evaluated wireless sensors that track blood pressure, blood sugar, brain activity, electrical heart rate and other key vital signs. Moreover, Scripps has also conducted genetic studies, examining the DNA coding that drives heart disease, cancer, diabetes, healthy aging and mystery illnesses that elude conventional diagnosis.