ObservSMART, a patient safety compliance solution, announced today that AltaPointe Health in Mobile, Alabama, has recently started using its technology to ensure patient safety while reducing risk, errors, and costs.
An easy-to-use observation tool, ObservSMART is an innovative product of InvisALERT Solutions, developed to improve patient safety and overall quality of care for high-risk patient populations.
AltaPointe Health has deployed the ObservSMART technology at BayPointe Hospital, which treats pediatric psychiatric patients, and at EastPointe Hospital, which cares for adults.
“BayPointe Hospital provides more than 100,000 hospital services to children each year, and safety is our top priority. Incorporating ObservSMART, the next generation of technology, into our daily patient observations helps us ensure patient safety while maintaining the highest quality of care,” said Jarrett Crum, Chief Hospital Officer for AltaPointe Health.
ObservSMART is a proximity-based system that syncs a patented, tamper-resistant wristband with a tablet to validate required patient observations, specifically designed for higher acuity patient populations, or patients in need of frequent monitoring. The staff member needs to be within a certain proximity to the patient to validate their patient check. The ObservSMART App also provides real-time staff reminders to check on their patients. In addition, leadership and other supervisors receive alerts for missed observations and additional safety concerns, allowing them to intervene in real-time, mitigating the potential of risk.
“In today’s health care landscape, patients expect hospitals and health systems to provide high-quality care. Keeping our programs on the cutting edge of technology allows us to meet and hopefully exceed those expectations,” said Steve Dolan, VP of Administrative Services for AltaPointe Health.
Christopher Dunn, Senior Vice President with ObservSMART, looks forward to working in partnership with AltaPointe Health, a leading provider in Alabama, to improve patient safety, staff communications, and accountability to provide the highest quality of care to its patients.
“Our technology aligns well with AltaPointe’s quality of care initiatives and the exceptional standards already in place. ObservSMART will help them in their quest to better assist those suffering from behavioral health challenges” he said.