Clinical decision support (CDS) and clinical surveillance are often used by clinicians as an interchangeable, catch-all category of human- and technology-based capabilities that allow for the observation of patients for the purposes of ensuring safety and optimal outcomes.1
On June 26th I will be joining Tim Gee at Medical Connectivity Consulting on a webinar to discuss continuous clinical surveillance. Since coming to Bernoulli about 18 months ago, I have developed a whole new perspective on how the landscape of various vendor solutions fit together.
Digital technology has fundamentally transformed healthcare. Use cases abound of improved patient outcomes, lowered costs and the elimination of critical gaps in the care continuum. Advancements in tools that enable better collaboration, management and support have become essential for frontline clinical staff to deliver superior care.
Continuous clinical surveillance solutions that analyze real-time patient data can identify clinically relevant trends, sustained conditions, reoccurrences and combinatorial indications which tells a more complete story, especially when evaluated with EHR-stored data. In short, the analytics with the most data inputs are often the best analytics.
Interval monitoring is like watching a movie where every few minutes the film suddenly cuts to a new scene that picks up the story at a later point in time. An eagle-eyed viewer may be able to fill in the blanks, but critical plot points may have been lost due to those abrupt edits.