FREMONT, Calif., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaf Healthcare, recognized for developing one of the world's most innovative medical devices for pressure ulcer prevention, was selected as one of the 10 Most Promising Patient Monitoring Solution Providers of 2017 by Healthcare Tech Outlook.
An article in the May issue (http://www.healthcaretechoutlook.com/magazines/May/2017/) reports that "current systems for monitoring patient mobility are composed of largely manual processes that are inefficient and unreliable." It says the Leaf Healthcare Patient Monitoring System offers "a patient monitoring platform that intelligently coordinates patient mobility protocols … improves nursing workflow and helps ensure that all patients will meet their prescribed mobility goals."
Leaf offers the only wireless and comprehensive mobility monitoring system designed specifically to monitor hospitalized patients. The system tracks all patient movement – both in bed and as they walk and records:
- Distance travelled.
- Number of steps taken.
- Length of time ambulated.
- Whether the movements meet patient-specific mobility goals
"We selected Leaf in recognition of its innovative tools, deep roots in medical technology and understanding that healthcare requires specialized technology, not simply adaptations of consumer products," said Alex D' Souza, Managing Editor of Healthcare Tech Outlook.
The Leaf system uses a wearable, wireless sensor and continuously monitors and documents hospitalized patients' activity to support mobility goals that help decrease length of stay and reduce risk of readmission. For immobilized or bed-ridden patients, it also signals caregivers when intervention is needed to prevent immobility-related health complications, such as pressure ulcers.
The Leaf system is comprised of three main components: 1) a lightweight, wireless, wearable patient sensor, 2) a secure plug-and-play wireless network, and 3) proprietary software that manages data, displays patient status, and provides care alerts at a nurse's station or on mobile devices.
The Leaf system has been proven to dramatically reduce complications related to patient immobility and was recently recognized as one of the world's most innovative wearable technologies at the Wearable Tech World Cup in Germany.
About Leaf Healthcare, Inc.
Leaf Healthcare creates wireless patient monitoring solutions for healthcare providers seeking efficient, cost effective ways to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. Its patient monitoring system wirelessly monitors a patient's position and movement and uses that data to automate and document mobility protocols for patients. The company plans to incorporate more monitoring features and capabilities into its technology platform, enabling ever-broader improvements to patient safety, clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. To learn more, visit www.leafhealthcare.com
About Healthcare Tech Outlook
Healthcare Tech Outlook is a print magazine that features CIOs, ITVPs, CTOs and other decision makers sharing their insights and perspective on healthcare industry. A panel of experts, technology leaders and board members of Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine has finalized the "10 Most Promising Patient Monitoring Solution Providers - 2017" and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants in the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.healthcaretechoutlook.com
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SOURCE Leaf Healthcare