Catholic Healthcare West partners with Israel’s EarlySense in EverOn trialsIsraeli startup EarlySense announced yesterday that it is to test its patient supervision technology EverOn at Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.
Select hospitals within the 41-hospital CHW system are slated to evaluate the impact of EverOn both clinically and financially to determine whether and how best to implement the technology. Based on evaluation outcomes, certain CHW facilities may elect to be training centers for the EverOn system.
EverOn is a wireless patient supervision system installed underneath the hospital bed mattress. There are no leads or cuffs to connect to the patient, who has complete freedom of movement and is not burdened by any irritating attachments. The system measures patient vital signs and movements and alerts nurses of any change in condition. EverOn detects heart and respiration rates, bed entries and exits, as well as patient movement and turns.
The first CHW hospital to try EarlySense’s technology, will be the 316-bed acute care California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles.