Patient monitoring system from Abingdon business, named in top 10 healthcare innovations in Covid-19 fight


An Abingdon-based health tech company has been named as one of the top 10 healthcare innovators in the fight against Covid-19.

In The Times newspaper’s “Future of Healthcare” supplement, published today, Isansys’ Patient Status Engine (PSE), a smart clinical data collection, analysis and prediction platform, was praised for playing a crucial role in helping care teams around the world combat the Coronavirus. Using real-time patient data to track the course of the disease, the unique clinical infrastructure aims to improve early detection of Covid-19 – and many other conditions – in patients in hospital and home settings.

The PSE uses wearable body-worn sensors to continuously and wirelessly monitor vital signs including heart rate, ECG patterns, respiration rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation. Advanced analytic techniques can use these high resolution and highly correlated physiological signals to indicate the presence of the virus, potentially before symptoms are detectable by other methods.

The digital biomarkers provide a valuable stream of health data which help care teams to better understand the early signs and progression of the disease and respond with more timely and less traumatic interventions.

Keith Errey, CEO of Isansys, said: “By providing the technology for in-hospital and remote monitoring of these patients, we are helping shift the paradigm from reactive to proactive care while moving patients from high cost hospital environments to lower cost, safer and less stressful community and home based settings.

“We have seen a surge in orders of the PSE which has been accelerated by the current pandemic. We are now seeing strong signs that such wireless technologies and data capture and analysis methods will become the standard technology base for the delivery of healthcare in a post-Covid-19 world.”

“This type of technology is not limited to Covid-19 though. The PSE can also be seen as an automation system that can be used across a multitude of applications and clinical areas to enhance patient outcomes, enrich patient experience, improve hospital workflows, increase efficiency and productivity, and provide early warning of deterioration to support hard pressed frontline staff.”

Isansys is currently working with healthcare organisations in the UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, USA, India, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia.