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InvisAlert Solutions launches ObservSMART, a patient safety tool in behavioral health units

Jessica Yang

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HOUSTON, TX — ObservSMART continues to introduce the company's technology to health care institutions to help ensure safety with undeviating monitoring and observation of patients, specifically in behavioral health units. ObservSMART, a patient safety compliance tool, is part of InvisAlert Solutions, a platform company that develops products devised to enhance patient safety and quality of care for high-risk patients. This also includes those with depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies.

This tool is a proximity-based patient check system that synchronizes a patented tamper-resistant wristband and tablet. It guarantees that the patients are observed at the required interval, meeting the standard of care for vulnerable patients in behavioral health, substance recovery and the ER.

The Tablet provides real-time reminders for staff to finish their required patient checks, and the staff needs to be within a certain closeness of the patient in order to make their check. Furthermore, supervisors get alerts for missed observations and other safety concerns, permitting them to intervene and mitigate risk. Overall, the system provides significant data and reporting for leadership and staff.

Heather Chung, RN, MSN, Ph.D., Associate Chief of Nursing at Houston Methodist claimed that the technology has helped their mental health technicians and their nurses provide more timely and accurate patient safety checks that are seamlessly integrated into electronic medical record flowsheets. Chung also explained that this real-time integration allows for improved patient outcomes because the treatment team can quickly review patients' time spent in the day area, group attendance, mood and sleep hours.

“The technology helps staff achieve a hundred percent compliance with patient safety checks,” she concluded.

Christopher Dunn, Senior Vice President of InvisAlert Solutions stated, "ObservSMART will help mental health care units improve patient safety, staff communication, and accountability to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.”

Dunn further explained that integrating their technology at hospitals like Houston Methodist, part of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, will assist patients suffering from behavioral health challenges and put ObservSMART on the map as a leading solution to care for at-risk patients.

Founded by two women with thirty years of combined healthcare experience, InvisAlert Solutions, Inc. is a platform company that pioneers development of healthcare products which improve patient care and quality. It leverages technology, people and process to resolve critical issues in high-risk healthcare settings. InvisAlert invents innovative tools that are designed to fulfill demands of complex workflows, essential requirements of communication and safety compliance.

Further information about InvisAlert Solutions as well as ObservSMART is available at their website.

For more details, contact:

Laura Frnka-Davis, APR

LFD Communications for InvisAlert Solutions Inc.

346-388-3797 (office), 713-409-1480 (cell)


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