Finding the Real Problem
While integration of devices with the hospital management system seems like an obvious answer, we realized that the problem extended beyond backend integration. There was a communication gap between patients and care-givers which led to complications in post-operative care process. So we evolved the concept of ‘Forever Connected Care’.
We developed a system with the ability to maintain and record the pre-anesthetic checkup details electronically and also the capability to aggregate data from multiple machines and show all this on a single screen. The system visualizes real-time data from these devices, even if they are at a remote location. It also stores the electronic anaesthesia records for future diagnostics and creates reports for departmental statistics relevant to anaesthetic and surgical issues for audit purposes.
To solve the challenge of post-operative care, Infosys developed a post-operative Patient Monitoring System using wearable devices. We undertook end-to-end conceptualization and implementation, from requirement gathering to finding exact business problems to development and validation of the patient monitoring system. This includes:
- Hardware, firmware, and software development and integration
- Multimode RF module design — Bluetooth, GSM
- Multi-variant design for in-hospital and in-home versions of the gateway
- Hospital information systems integration
- System testing within the hospital infrastructure
- Reduced patient risk by providing relevant electronic records during surgery, for future diagnostics and to create reports. This can be used to conduct valuable data analytics.
- Reduced the need for physical visits for patients by remote monitoring, which can trigger real-time status, reminders, and SOS alert.
- Ability to visualize the real-time data remotely and securely, providing anytime, anywhere care.
- Scalable solution to interface with medical devices from any manufacturer, thereby protecting investments already made by healthcare institutions. No rip and replace required.
- Easy accessibility and vitals reporting between patient and care providers, resulting in timely assurance and interventions, especially beneficial for post-operative patients and aged patients who need to minimize travel.
- Making proactive need-based care available to people living in remote areas.