Morrisville, N.C., November 18, 2021 – Ascom, a global solutions provider focused on healthcare information and communications technology (ICT) and mobile workflows, today announced the Digistat clinical workflow software suite is now available in North America. Digistat’s FDA-approved modules offer advanced functionality for medical device integration, wearables monitoring, clinical decision support, and alarm management. Combined with Ascom’s Unite messaging suite, the solution provides end-to-end clinical workflow and communication support for acute care environments. It helps ensure critical information gets to the right person, in the right place, and at the right time, to make the right decisions.
Already implemented in leading hospitals in Europe, including Amphia Hospital, the Netherlands, and University Hospital Zurich, Digistat provides clinicians near real-time patient physiological information and displays alarms occurring on the connected medical devices. The data acquired from connected devices, EMRs, and departments (labs, ADT, radiology, etc.), flows into an Ascom clinical decision support system (CDSS) inference engine. The engine can then calculate various clinical scores and produce fresh data outputs and/or action notifications, if needed. Alarm notifications, events, live waveforms, and other information can be gathered and displayed to give a clear and contextualized picture of device and patient status. The information can be displayed on large wall-mounted monitors, PCs, and/or on Ascom or third-party smartphones. Mobilized alerts can be filtered to include only actionable events, helping to make environments quieter and more comfortable for staff and patients, which can lead to improved patient outcomes as well as patient and staff satisfaction rates.
Digistat software also leverages the full potential of wearable monitors, whether deployed within the four walls of the hospital to supplement networked devices or for remote patient monitoring of chronic conditions or emergency situations such as COVID-19. The collected clinical data can be displayed on fixed dashboards and/or smartphones and synthesized based on the clinical decision support engine.
“Being open, vendor-agnostic and standards-based, Digistat offers healthcare providers maximum flexibility for aggregating data from various device manufacturers and platforms for best-of-breed clinical workflow,” said John Sola, Ascom Americas Senior Product Manager, Unite and Digistat. “The platform’s breadth and depth offers providers solutions to solve long-standing workflow challenges, while also offering new, digitized opportunities to support performance goals and patient outcomes. Whether it’s as straightforward as routing traditionally room- or nurse station-based alarms to mobile caregivers to improve efficiency, minimize alarm fatigue and create a quieter environment, or as sophisticated as managing clinical decision support inputs and outcomes in a distributed manner – on mobile devices or workstation dashboards - resulting in earlier detection of deterioration.”
Ascom Digistat is part of the Ascom Healthcare Platform software ecosystem, which includes applications for single sign-on, alert notification, secure group messaging, task management, staff assignment and medical device alarm management, along with connectivity integrations for nurse call, EHR, real-time locating systems (RTLS), patient monitoring, and more.