4. Acute care: spotting early signs of deterioration for timely intervention
On the general ward of a hospital, prioritization of patient care can be a huge challenge. Imagine you have nine patients to monitor, several with multiple diseases. You must keep a close eye on vital signs, log a long list of metrics, and most importantly, ensure you catch any early signs of deterioration. It’s impossible to be everywhere at once. Where do you focus? By applying intelligence to data that could point to deterioration in a patient’s condition, we can help nurses and doctors prioritize for better patient care. Carla Kriwet, Chief Business Leader Connected Care at Philips, explains how.