Masimo has announced its latest automation and connectivity solution, UniView: 60. UniView: 60 uses the Masimo Hospital Automation platform to aggregate and display pertinent patient information on a digital display just outside each patient’s room, allowing clinicians to familiarize themselves with the most relevant details of each patient’s case at the door in 60 seconds or less before they see the patient.
UniView: 60 is intended to improve clinical workflows by helping increase clinicians’ awareness of important patient information and advisories – for example, a patient’s risk of falling, environmental warnings, lab results, prescription history, radiological images, monitoring data and much more – optimally displayed, based on hospital preferences, to help clinicians quickly interpret pertinent information. Unlike paper records and notes, which may display outdated or incorrect information, UniView: 60 utilizes its connections to various hospital information systems to display the most appropriate, up-to-date information directly outside the patient’s room in order to increase clinical efficiency and improve hand-off communication between staff.
The hand-off communication process represents an opportunity for significant improvements in patient safety. When clinical information is absent, incomplete, erroneous or delayed, it can lead to serious patient harm, including medication errors, inaccurate patient plans, delays in transfer to critical care, delays in discharge and repetitive testing. Adopting a clear and consistent communication strategy, as leading institutions like the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center have done, has been shown to reduce ineffective hand-offs by nearly 60%. UniView: 60 is designed to be part of just such a strategy to improve patient safety: by incorporating patient monitoring data and other data and advisories in a standardized fashion from each patient’s full EMR history, UniView: 60 can help to make the hand-off process more consistent and effective.
UniView: 60 is one of many innovations that Masimo is developing to take advantage of the powerful connectivity and data handling architecture of the Masimo Hospital Automation platform, which connects systems across the continuum of care, from bedside monitors and connected third-party devices to electronic medical records (EMRs). Powered by ACE, advanced translation capabilities and a robust automation engine, the Masimo Hospital Automation platform helps to ensure interoperability and the free, secure movement of data throughout hospital systems. UniView: 60 takes advantage of this flow of data by optimizing the presentation of pertinent information about each patient’s case on an easy-to-interpret, customizable display.
As part of its vision of the hospital of the future and to further its longstanding commitment to patient safety, UCI Medical Center has chosen to deploy UniView: 60 in its new acute care unit. The new unit features the Masimo Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform with Radius-7® wearable Pulse CO-Oximeters® at every bedside, Patient SafetyNet for supplemental remote monitoring and clinician notification – and at the entrance to each room, UniView: 60 digital chart displays.
“When UCI Health planned its new acute care unit at UCI Medical Center, we wanted a system that allows the entire care team to quickly see and understand a patient’s most critical information in a way that enhances patient safety and their relationship with the patient as an individual,” said UCI Health CEO Chad T. Lefteris. “Today’s clinical environment generates so much data that physicians, nurses, therapists and other staff can lose sight of the patient. Masimo’s Hospital Automation platform and UniView: 60 meet our objectives by providing the comprehensive solution UCI Health needed to give our patients the best experience possible, while reinforcing our commitment to improving patient outcomes and safety.”
Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo, said, “We’re delighted to announce UniView: 60 and be able to deploy it at one of our excellent local institutions, the University of California Irvine Medical Center. We’re proud to have been able to help UCI as they seek to build the hospital of the future. With UniView: 60, their clinicians are experiencing the power of the Masimo Hospital Automation platform, which connects data and automates processes throughout the hospital, and which is now being harnessed to help ensure that patients get the right care.”