SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera Wireless today announced that the company is now a contracted HealthTrust supplier in the wireless patient monitoring category. Under the agreement, HealthTrust member hospitals can leverage the group's buying power to purchase Sotera's ViSi Mobile® System, which enables broader surveillance of patients during their hospital stays.
The ViSi Mobile System is a wearable platform that continuously monitors vital signs and wirelessly communicates data to clinicians. The system is intended to enhance patient safety by enabling early detection of patient deterioration. Early detection, and continuous and immediate access to vital sign data, can help ensure a successful response to rescue situations and contribute to the prevention of adverse events.1
"Our clinicians at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (a campus of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, a HealthTrust member facility) are able to use the continuous data from the ViSi Mobile System to identify early signs of patient deterioration, which can help prevent adverse events," explains David Handley, hospital CEO. "In addition to supporting patient safety, the use of the ViSi Mobile system is in alignment with Methodist Healthcare System's effort to provide exceptional care to all our patients every minute of the day."
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. as its full legal name) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,400 acute care facilities and members in 22,300 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.
About Sotera Wireless
Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego-based company dedicated to the development, marketing and sale of a new generation of early detection surveillance monitoring systems. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement. More information on the Company or its ViSi Mobile System can be obtained at soterawireless.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1 Odell M, Victor C, Oliver D. Nurses' role in detecting deterioration in ward patients: systematic literature review. J Adv Nurs. 2009 Oct: 65(10):1992-2006.
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