Spok Inc. has announced an alliance with Bernoulli Health, the developer of the advanced Bernoulli One clinical surveillance, medical device integration (MDI), and real-time data analytics platform. This partnership, Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli, is designed to elevate clinical alarm management by capturing and evaluating real-time patient data and alarms from multiple clinical systems and delivering actionable alerts to the right caregiver for swift response.

“Our partnership with Bernoulli enhances Spok’s clinical alerting capabilities and positions us as the only clinical communication and collaboration vendor able to connect to all medical devices,” said Vincent D. Kelly, chief executive officer of Spok Inc. “We have effectively combined Spok’s world-class health care communication platform with Bernoulli’s state-of-the-art device data and alarm analysis, consolidation, and waveforms, which uniquely benefits our hospital customers and, ultimately, their patients.”

Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli is designed to create benefits for hospitals, including:

  • Reduce alarm fatigue: Spok Alarm Surveillance correlates and combines valid alarms from clinical systems, such as nurse call and patient monitoring, and delivers the alert to the right clinician’s preferred mobile device. The technology recognizes patterns and can correlate patient data and alarms from multiple sources into one clinically relevant alarm and, importantly, suppress non-actionable alarms. Prioritizing clinical alarms and routing them to the right place helps ensure providers are alerted to respond to critical alarms and remain uninterrupted for alarms that do not require their immediate attention.
  • View real-time waveforms: Through its expanded integration with Bernoulli, Spok can deliver greater clinical context to providers’ mobile devices by sending real-time patient vital signs and waveforms, enabling caregivers to make accurate clinical decisions and act on them quickly.
  • Integrate with the EHR and medical devices: Bernoulli technology provides extensive MDI and can support integrated delivery of device data to leading EHR systems. A plug-and-play solution, Bernoulli integrates with freestanding and networked patient care devices and clinical systems including ventilators, pulse oximeters and capnography monitors.

“Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli provides care teams with the details they need for fast decision-making with the right information about important clinical events right at their fingertips,” said Janet Dillione, chief executive officer of Bernoulli Health. “Together, we’re helping hospitals address all facets of alarm surveillance and reduction, resulting in improved patient safety across the continuum of care.”