Innovating solutions to solve healthcare crises
Biobeat's latest announcement opens the door to innovative solutions to healthcare crises including the growing nursing shortage. Legacy triage and monitoring methods require time and resources that are in short supply. Reports from around the US suggest that many hospitals are operating at 70-80% capacity. In this context, capacity refers to the number of available beds and the maximum number of patients their clinical staff can effectively support. Hospitals are good at finding extra space and equipment to add capacity, but that only aggravates shortages of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other clinical and support staff.
The nursing shortage, which I’ve covered in multiple posts, is making the situation worse. Nurses have been experiencing extended periods of high demands and increased stress that are contributing to burnout and attrition. It’s the vicious positive feedback loop driving the nursing crisis. Many hospitals are coping by paying high rates for traveling nurses, particularly those with experience and needed certifications, but this is just a fight over a limited resource pool.
The only practical short-term solution available to providers is to exploit innovative technologies and new thinking to increase staff productivity and improve care delivery. Biobeat's patient monitoring technologies are easily scalable and can help mitigate the effects of clinical worker shortages. They can also lower staff stress, exhaustion, and burnout.
I’ve been studying the growing clinician crisis and working on solutions over the last three years. We’ve leveraged our process reengineering and decision-making expertise to develop practical, sustainable strategies and business models. They exploit Biobeat’s technologies to support automatic continuous triage and integrated multi-site support. The objective is to increase point capacity while improving care quality and patient support.
Why Biobeat? Because no other technologies that we are aware of can match their patient monitoring capabilities including cuffless blood pressure and an extensive panel of cardiovascular and respiratory measurements. Their use of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics is similarly innovative. Furthermore, their technologies and related services are compatible with insurance and were designed to integrate into clinical workflows without overwhelming clinicians with unnecessary data and information.