WALTHAM, Mass. – Early Sense has launched a new product line extension called InSight, aimed at reducing hospital readmissions and falls.
The product is cost-optimized for post-acute care settings, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, the company says.
“With InSight, we’ve created an easy-to-use, in-room solution that monitors residents while updating staff in real time of any changes detected in their conditions,” said EarlySense CEO Avner Halperin in a statement.
InSight uses a contact-free sensor placed under a resident’s mattress to continuously monitor vital signs without leads or cables. The sensor relays continuous data including heart rate, respiratory rate and motion statistics to a clinician’s connected device, as well as to a central nursing station.
The product can also generate daily reports on patient status and benchmark analyses, and can be integrated with electronic medical record systems.
“Adoption of continuous monitoring by skilled nursing facilities will plan an important role in discharge planning, while strengthening relationships between hospitals and rehab facilities,” said Dr. Perry An, chief operating officer, Division of Hospital Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “As the health care industry continues to face increasing CMS readmission penalties, there is a clear need for a solution that enables delivery of a high standard of care and prevents hospital readmissions.”