Oxfordshire Digital tech company sees demand for its systems escalate due to Covid-19

Isansys patient monitoring system

A surge in orders for its patient monitoring platform, Patient Status Engine (PSE),  as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to Abingdon-based digital health technology company Isansys Lifecare teaming up with IT management company 42Gears to manage its advanced patient monitoring system.

Hospitals are seeking to deploy the PSE to rapidly increase capacity and numbers of higher dependency beds and isolation wards in order to monitor ventilated patients and to use it to provide high-grade monitoring of patients at home or other locations outside the hospital itself.

Isansys’ Patient Status Engine (PSE) uses digital and wireless sensors to remotely monitor and analyse patient data. The wearable sensors, including the Lifetouch “smart patch” cardiac sensor and the Lifetemp continuous temperature sensor, automatically collect and analyse the patients’ heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, oxygen saturation levels and blood pressure in real-time. If a patient’s health starts to deteriorate, the system will provide a warning to nursing staff.

Working with 42Gears, Isansys will extend its products to  healthcare professionals around the world.

Keith Errey, CEO of Isansys, said: “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.”

42Gears’ product, SureMDM, ensures that the Isansys remote patient monitoring platform operates reliably within clinical workflows, regardless of whether the patient is in a hospital or community setting.

Abhay Koranne, Senior Vice President at 42Gears, said: “Deploying a solution that can securely manage healthcare equipment in the hour of need is top priority here. There are a host of devices being used by healthcare professionals within the Patient Status Engine – recording patient data and monitoring patients’ health. Now, when healthcare professionals are pressed for time it is vital these wireless devices are not only used to monitor health status automatically, continuously and in real-time, but are also secured and fixed remotely.”