The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed many industry sectors forever. Being in the epicenter of an unprecedented global pandemic, the healthcare sector is among the hardest-hit. As the number of COVID-19 positive cases increases everyday, a staggering number of patients need to be hospitalized, and many of them require ventilator assistance. This, in turn, puts caregivers at risk.
It’s imperative for healthcare institutions to adopt emerging technologies, such as advanced patient monitoring technology, to support their hospital staff to deliver better care. Advanced patient monitoring technology leverages sensors to establish a digital connection between remote patient monitoring equipment and the patient. However, caregivers implementing advanced patient monitoring technology need a way to manage these devices in order to deliver better patient care.
It’s imperative for healthcare institutions to adopt emerging technologies, such as advanced patient monitoring technology, to support their hospital staff to deliver better care.
42Gears has joined Isansys Lifecare, a leading digital healthcare company headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK, to enable the remote management of patient monitoring devices. Healthcare institutions that need to rapidly scale the capacity of higher dependency beds and isolation wards in response to COVID-19 are leveraging Isansys’ Patient Status Engine (PSE), an advanced patient monitoring platform, to do so. This required Isansys to provide a way to ensure that the huge amount of patient data generated through this platform is secure and confidential. It was also essential for Isansys to ensure that the devices are not misused.
42Gears’ alliance with Isansys enables Isansys to combat these problems. SureMDM, the Unified Endpoint Management solution by 42Gears, allows Isansys to secure and manage advanced patient monitoring equipment for healthcare institutes. It has been pivotal in allowing hospitals to manage their patient data safely and securely. IT admins can enroll patient monitoring devices in the SureMDM platform to easily monitor them, remotely configure apps and app updates, and ensure that devices are policy compliant. It allows the admins to easily monitor the device performance and diagnose device health. Isansys additionally uses SureLock by 42Gears, which helps to reduce the chances of devices being used for any other purposes than what it is intended.
SureMDM, the Unified Endpoint Management solution by 42Gears, allows Isansys to secure and manage advanced patient monitoring equipment for healthcare institutes.
Team 42Gears worked with the IT team of Isansys to deploy SureMDM and SureLock through a perpetual on-premise license model. This addressed their needs for a secure environment wherein patients’ data is kept confidential even while being connected to the public internet.
Embracing SureMDM and SureLock has helped Isansys’ customers improve the quality and effectiveness of their care. As the hospital staff now has safe remote access to patient data, they can monitor patients even after they are discharged. Not only has this helped hospitals to shift their focus to better managing patients at high risk, but has also reduced overall operational costs.
Remotely managing advanced patient monitoring equipment throughout its device lifecycle eases caregivers’ administrative workload and allows them to focus on quality care. This partnership is useful for all: for example, Isansys has increased its revenue and brand value.
In their own words:
“We are delighted to partner with 42Gears to provide a unified approach to endpoint security and management of our advanced patient monitoring devices and ensure both our valued customers can manage their patient data safely and securely. This will help drive down costs and provide better visibility of their patient’s healthcare status at all times.”
– Keith Errey, CEO, Isansys Lifecare.