In healthcare, acoustic monitoring systems have been used for years to monitor patients. Traditional acoustic monitoring systems generate alerts based on either a volume threshold, which is considered first-generation technology, or a volume-over-time threshold, which is second-generation technology. Sound Intelligence has developed its Acoustic Monitoring system, a third-generation monitoring solution. This patented technology is unique in its ability to differentiate sounds. Noises designated as irrelevant can be filtered out or shown with a lower priority. The system can also be set up to alert staff to specific sounds which may cause or indicate patient distress.

What is Acoustic Monitoring?

Acoustic Monitoring by Sound Intelligence distinguishes which sounds warrant attention and which ones do not. This patented, state-of-the-art technology filters out irrelevant noises, reducing false alarms and improving operational efficiency. The Acoustic Monitoring System can also be set up to alert staff to specific sounds that indicate resident distress. The system adds value to night care staff, tele-sitting solutions, and assists with virtual rounds. Essentially reducing unnecessary steps and the risk of missing incidents between in-room checks.

Acoustic Monitoring benefits include:

  • Detects high-risk medical device tones immediately including ventilators, IV pumps, BP/O2 monitors, bed exit alarms, etc.

  • Improves quality of care and patients get a better night’s sleep.

  • Enhances staff efficiency by alerting staff of patients that need assistance.

  • Allows more time to provide care to patients.

Convergint’s team of dedicated healthcare professionals can integrate Acoustic Monitoring which allows staff to focus more on genuine care, and therefore, increase efficiency, and effectiveness.

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