Ascom Digistat Vitals is a game-changer. It lets clinicians enter vitals into an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) while still at the patient’s bedside. Vitals are entered into a mobile device (e.g. the Ascom Myco smartphone), then transmitted to the EMR. Such e-documentation has been shown to be faster and less prone to errors than paper-to-EMR transcription.*
Guided automated scoring
Ascom Digistat Vitals is available with pre-loaded templates for the guided calculation of scores such as the Aldrete Score. A clinician enters the necessary values. Ascom Digistat Vitals does the rest: calculating the score, and uploading it to an EMR and/or trend chart. Each template can be customized to match a hospital’s operational needs and objectives.
Quicker access to patient data
Studies identify paper-to-EMR vitals registration as a considerable drain on clinicians’ time, and as having a high risk of errors and omissions. Also, more time elapses between the transcription of vitals and their becoming available in the EMR, as compared to bedside electronic registration.* Ascom Digistat Vitals can help remove these obstacles to more efficient care.
- Single entry of vitals and scores at the bedside
- Faster availability of vitals and scoring results in the EMR
- Pre-loaded customizable templates for guided automated scores calculations
* Fieler, K. Vickie; Jaglowski, Thomas; Richards, Karen (2013) Eliminating Errors in Vital Signs Documentation, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Vol. 31, NO. 9, 422-427. Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. AND Stevenson, Jean E. (2016) ’Documentation of Vital Signs in Electronic Health Records: A Patient Safety Issue’. PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield.