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Virtual Sitter

Virtual Sitter


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Virtual Sitter is a solution provided by Equum Medical. It belongs to multiple categories of digital health solutions including Home Health, Virtual Visits (Synchronous + Asynchronous), and Remote Monitoring (RPM).
Some other resource(s) that may be helpful in learning about Virtual Sitter include: Current State of Remote Monitoring and Top 20 remote patient monitoring companies among Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter Services enhance patient safety and care through continuous, remote monitoring. Designed to support hospitals facing staffing challenges and to improve patient outcomes, our virtual sitter services leverage advanced telehealth technology to provide constant observation of patients at risk of falls, self-harm, or other safety concerns.

Virtual sitters utilize high-resolution video and audio technology to monitor patients from a centralized location. This approach allows trained technicians to observe multiple patients simultaneously, providing real-time alerts to on-site nursing staff when immediate intervention is necessary. By reducing the need for in-person sitters, hospitals can optimize their resources and ensure that their staff is utilized efficiently.

The primary benefits of Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter Services include enhanced patient safety, reduced staffing costs, and improved workflow efficiency. Virtual sitters can promptly identify and respond to potential safety issues, ensuring that patients receive timely and appropriate care. This proactive approach helps to prevent falls, reduce incidents of self-harm, and mitigate other safety risks, leading to better patient outcomes and higher satisfaction rates.

Additionally, virtual sitters play a crucial role in supporting bedside nurses by handling routine monitoring tasks, allowing on-site staff to focus on more critical aspects of patient care. This collaboration fosters a safer, more efficient care environment and helps to alleviate the workload of overburdened nursing teams.

Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter Services offer a scalable, cost-effective solution to address the growing demands of modern healthcare. By integrating virtual sitters into their care models, hospitals can enhance patient safety, optimize staffing, and improve the overall quality of care provided to patients.

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Use cases and differentiators

Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter Services are designed to enhance patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare settings by providing continuous remote monitoring of patients who are at risk of falls, self-harm, or other safety concerns. This service leverages advanced video and audio technology to ensure real-time observation and timely intervention, significantly reducing the need for in-person sitters and optimizing resource allocation.

Key Features:

Continuous Remote Monitoring:

  • Utilizes high-definition cameras and audio devices to monitor patients in real-time.
  • Provides a constant visual and auditory link to patients, ensuring they are safe and secure

Real-Time Alerts and Interventions

  • Trained technicians observe multiple patients simultaneously and can immediately alert on-site staff if an intervention is needed.
  • Reduces the response time for emergencies, potentially preventing adverse events.

Resource Optimization:

  • Decreases the need for in-person sitters, allowing hospitals to allocate their staff more effectively.
  • Frees up nursing staff to focus on direct patient care rather than monitoring tasks.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Provides detailed logs of patient activity and incidents, which can be used for clinical reviews and improving care protocols.
  • Ensures accountability and continuous improvement in patient safety measures.





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