Smith+Nephew (NYSE:SNN) introduced as we speak that its LEAF affected person monitoring system obtained an Modern Expertise designation from Vizient.
Vizient awards Modern Expertise designations to beforehand contracted merchandise. The award alerts to healthcare suppliers the impression of those improvements.
London-based Smith+Nephew exhibited the LEAF system on the Vizient Modern Expertise Trade final 12 months.
Smith+Nephew’s LEAF presents visible alerts within the affected person room and on the nurse’s station. It tells customers who must be turned and when. Its Built-in Positioning Expertise exactly measures the effectiveness of affected person turning. This contains flip frequency, flip angle and tissue restoration time.
The wearable, wi-fi system helps enhance adherence to individualized flip protocols as much as 98%. It demonstrated the power to cut back the possibility of creating hospital-acquired stress accidents by 73%. Smith+Nephew stated the usage of LEAF helps to enhance nursing efficiencies.
It additionally generated as much as $1.8 million in estimated annual value financial savings for one facility’s crucial care models, Smith+Nephew stated.
“We’re very proud to obtain the Modern Expertise designation from Vizient. Stress accidents are the one hospital-acquired complication on the rise within the U.S., costing roughly $11 billion in preventable therapies, with dire impression to these sufferers affected,” stated Paolo Di Vincenzo, SVP U.S. business, superior wound administration for Smith+Nephew. “We won’t settle till we’ve solved this problem and are excited for the position our LEAF affected person monitoring system will play – quick turning into a regular of affected person care within the U.S. and decreasing facility prices.”