Coronavirus Florida: ‘As cutting-edge as it gets’: Tech for remote patient monitoring helps lessen impact

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Coronavirus Florida: 'As cutting-edge as it gets’: Tech for remote patient monitoring helps lessen impact

Jodie Wagner @JRWagner5 Apr 10, 2020 at 2:04 PM Coronavirus Palm Beach County updates: San Jose, Calif.-based VitalConnect has developed medical technology that can remotely monitor vital signs in patients. It is being evaluated for potential use at one area hospital. * TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Palm Beach Post. If you want breaking coronavirus news directly in your inbox, sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter. * PALM BEACH GARDENS — Medical technology originally created to monitor the vital signs of cardiac patients remotely is being used for those battling the novel coronavirus. Vista Solution, a patient monitoring technology developed by San Jose, Calif.-based VitalConnect, allows health-care providers to track patients’ vital signs through a wireless system. Launched in 2011, the system includes a VitalPatch, which is an FDA-approved, wearable biosensor placed on a patient’s chest that is used to capture vital signs; a Vista Tablet, which displays those vital signs and provides data to a digital cloud; and Vista Center, a secure website that provides a dashboard view for nurses and clinicians to monitor the live data stream for multiple patients at a time. >>The Civics Project: Federal, state governments have a lot of power to protect us during pandemics The system was created to monitor patients who had undergone cardiac surgery, but its newest application is for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, said Anthony Forina, a sales director for the company’s southeast region. Vista Solution can help minimize the impact of COVID-19 by isolating lower-risk patients at home while saving hospital beds for those who need them, said Forina, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens. […]

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