Pleasanton, Calif. (November 14, 2017) — Analysis of the innovative Leaf Patient Monitoring System's impact shows that institutions deploying the wearable technology experience significant decreases in rates of pressure injuries, improved patient outcomes, and reduced costs.
The Leaf System helps ensure that hospitalized patients are moving enough to prevent complications of immobility, such as pressure injuries. The impact on patient outcomes has consistently been positive. An analysis of over 10,000 patients monitored by Leaf revealed:
Pressure injuries are among the nation's most common facility-acquired conditions, affecting more than 2.5 million patients a year, and adding $11 billion to annual U.S. healthcare costs.5
A new white paper, "New Technology Reduces Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries," shows how the Leaf System dramatically improves patient outcomes. The document is available on the Leaf Healthcare website.
"The data we are seeing is compelling. The Leaf System has consistently increased the efficacy of patient turning protocols, which translates into improved patient outcomes," said Barrett Larson, co-founder and CEO of Leaf. "From the moment a Leaf sensor is applied, the system helps ensure that patients move sufficiently to prevent costly and painful pressure injuries."
The system electronically monitors patients' mobility and automatically documents their progress along a prescribed mobility protocol. The system tracks patient movement and activity in bed-bound, chair-bound, and ambulatory patients.
Leaf Healthcare creates wireless patient mobility monitoring solutions for health care providers who are seeking more efficient and cost effective ways to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. Its patient monitoring system wirelessly monitors patient position and movement and uses that data to automate and document mobility protocols for patients. To learn more, visit www.leafhealthcare.com.
Leaf Healthcare, Inc.