Is your hospital ready for a patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform?

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Are you magnet? Are you a GE/Philips physiological monitoring user? Do you have EPIC or Cerner as your EMR/EHR? Do you consider yourself an early adopter?

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The answer is most probably that you are and that you are the right person to lead the charge. We know from many studies that predictive analytics fail unless supported by the executive suite. If you are a key hospital executive (CNO, CMO, CMIO) responsible for patient quality and safety, then WAVE is a vital platform for you to consider.

Key questions to ask:

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Are you part of a patient safety committee or does your leadership have a strategic patient safety initiative? Are you tracking core safety metrics? Is your Rapid Respond team, looking for an effective tool to identify patients at risk with enough lead time to make a difference? Have had any unexpected deaths in your system?

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Excel Medical’s President, Lance Burton, says, “Our platform starts at aggregating, integration and displaying near-real time patient medical or physiological data including waveforms and shares that data on-demand via smart phone, iPad, EMR or monitor, no matter where the clinical team happens to find themselves at the momentthe office, the elevator or the nursing station.”

WAVE is your “air traffic control“ for stratifying at-risk patients. It is an always-on and surveillingwatching your patients—identifying those at risk even if you are in the office or seeing other patients.

WAVE automatically calculates the risk, giving an at-a-glance early warning of patient deterioration more than six hours in advance on average of when clinicians would otherwise notice—and while there is time to prevent further deterioration

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Are Hospital readmission or ICU readmission reductions a top priority?

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No matter where you live, healthcare is under pressure from all sides for cost and resources. Outcomes data is the proof point for how well we are doing.  It also is vital as we move to value-based reimbursement.  The WAVE platform helps you better outcomes because it tells you were to focus—which patients are more at risk of being a frequent flyer. Then it will support your effort with analytics and reporting.

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All hospitals have invested heavily in digitizing their data through their EMR. Are you looking to leverage/build on that investment?

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WAVE is a vendor-agnostic platform that integrates with all major EMRs. WAVE can show you your patients data in near real-time, as if you were standing at the bedside. You can see streaming waveforms. We can communicate near-real-time data—across hospital workstations, mobile devices and inside electronic medical records. 

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Is your hospital system in one of more than the 80 percent of top academic medical centers already using Excel Medical’s infrastructure (formerly BedMasterEX and BedComm) for data analytics tools?

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You have data acquisition infrastructure that can easily be upgraded to WAVE.

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Does your hospital system have the capability to communicate to remote devices using clinical communication smartphone applications such as Voalte or Vocera?

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You already can communicate to remote teams, and WAVE can now help you communicate predictive analytics. You are more than ready to take the next step and move to WAVE.