Patient Engagement/Monitoring

HD Nursing subsidiary acquires Envision Analytics Inc.

Company set to release a new innovative camera combining AI with thermal imaging to alert medical staff of potential safety events to further reduce patient falls and pressure injuries

Health Sense Ai Inc. (HSAi), an affiliate of HD Nursing LLC, announced today it has acquired a majority interest in Envision Analytics Inc. (EA), an innovative developer of a new thermal imaging device that uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor and detect a variety of specific patient movements to further prevent falls and pressure injuries.

EA has a unique portfolio of intellectual property including patents and technologies that will enable clinicians to monitor patients using advanced, privacy-preserving technologies to drive better outcomes related to falls and pressure injuries.

Kent Barkouras, president of HSAi, said: “While no one was fully prepared for the changes brought by the pandemic, we were properly positioned to leverage our proprietary database, SenseAi, to combine and utilize new technologies to simultaneously provide the continuance of quality care at the frontlines for both falls and pressure injury prevention. Our R&D teams are in the process of developing a superb product unrivaled in patient monitoring today.”

Current technologies rely on video monitoring that requires a staff member to continually watch for patient movements that indicate a patient is attempting a bed or chair exit, which could result in a fall. EA’s technology is privacy preserving and requires no extra staff or sitters by continuously monitoring patients, which will alert care aides of a potential safety event so they can provide timely assistance to assure the patient gets the assistance they need. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated there is a demand and need for new technologies to better monitor patients while creating health care worker efficiencies that drive additional economic benefits.

HD Nursing CEO Dr. Amy Hester said: “We are thrilled with completing this acquisition. We plan to roll out this new innovative product in early 2023. Current camera systems have a variety of limitations. Our technology and product teams examined each one of them and sufficiently addressed all of these with this new camera system. With nurse staffing resources becoming increasingly scarce, our product will enable nurses to provide quality clinical care instead of worrying constantly about patients at risk of a fall or a pressure injury and will keep staff on the floor providing direct care instead of behind a monitor.”

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