CareView provides consent documentation and patient informational brochures to ensure that patients are aware of the positive benefits of using the CareView System. While in operation, privacy options are controllable both by caregivers and patients; this ensures that the patient’s privacy is maintained at all times while still providing enhanced observation to clinicians.
Hospital IT organizations find implementation of the CareView system to require much less effort and coordination than other initiatives and have routinely approved it as a secure system. The CareView System operates over your hospital’s existing coaxial network and is completely maintained by CareView, bypassing any impact on IT resources or help desks.
No, the installation process takes about 20-25 minute per room and can be done either with patients in the room or not. We work with plant operations and infection control to put a plan together that works for everyone.
Yes, the CareView system is completely HIPAA-compliant and has been through multiple in-depth security evaluations including Joint Commission & DNV audits.
Yes, many hospitals have some form of consent process, but even after this process there is a privacy button that draws "virtual curtains" across the nurse's station monitor or handheld devices. Nurses have privacy options too and can enable privacy as needed.
The CareView system is installed in thousands of beds in more than 100 hospitals around the country.
Generally, there is a team approach to monitoring and responding to Virtual Bed Rail alarms at the nurse's station monitor. In some cases, unit secretaries or monitor techs take on a more active role. Additionally, CareView’s mobile device and mobile apps allow for multiple clinical eyes on high-risk patients and cascading alarm setups. Some hospitals have dedicated centralized monitoring or "war rooms" with more additional support and visibility.
The average number of rooms that are monitored on a nurse station monitor are 20-25, but the screen can be set up for smaller units or as many as 35 beds.
Traditional fall prevention technologies like pressure mats and bed alarms generally go off after the patient has made considerable progress in exiting the bed. Nurses may hear the alarm at the end of the hall and need to drop what they are doing and run down to the patient’s room to check in on them. CareView allows nurses, techs, or CNAs to immediately qualify the alarm visually and gives them precious advanced notification to patient's egress motion from the bed or chair.
Generally not, but recording is an optional feature. Most hospitals using CareView set the system up as a live monitoring safety tool and choose to not record any video images.
No, CareView’s cost effective platform and setup capitalizes on fixed cameras in the room. This provides visibility and Virtual Bed Rails across entire patient care areas are less expense than having a small handful of mobile cameras available to be moved around based on who the staff thinks will fall. This setup has greater fall reduction and sitter reduction results as well as no impact on hospital Wi-Fi or the creation of another fall hazard in the room itself.
Yes, the CareView team has a host of materials to make the implementation process seamless. We work with hospital leadership to customize a work flow that suits your needs and operational goals.
No, the system is username and password protected and accessible to qualified users on site only.
Yes, Virtual Bed Rails can still be passively monitoring high-risk patients even with the privacy on. This is customizable to either stay on or automatically re-engage visualization in the event of an alarm.
Yes, we integrate with a number of hospital mobile phones and third party systems.
This depends on the direction the hospital would like to take. In many cases, a camera can be turned off if a patient does not consent. Ask us for examples from other facilities and about what patients and families have to say about the system.
Yes, this system will reduce sitter costs and falls. Try it out for a short term and track your results.
Yes, many hospitals tell us that they see a return on investment almost immediately. Ask us to go through a CareView Savings Estimate and/or an ROI Estimate to see what the potential with your specific facility can be.
There are no up-front costs to use the CareView System. There is a simple monthly fee per bed and all training, installation and support is included.
Implementation and installation is easy. The CareView System operates over your hospital’s existing coaxial network and VPN, and we work with your plant operations team to fit the equipment into rooms.
Patient privacy is always a concern when using cameras in a clinical setting. The CareView System is HIPAA-compliant and secure. It does not record any video images and includes consent processes and privacy options.
CareView is a very flexible system and can be setup in a number of ways in order to satisfy hospital or system security and operational networking requirements. Generally, CareView is a closed system with interfaces to the hospital infrastructure only for: