Automated platform works alongside existing perinatal systems to help labor and delivery clinicians quickly, easily and consistently identify patients developing worsening conditions
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2018 /CNW/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the North American perinatal information systems market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes PeriGen with the 2018 North America New Product Innovation Award for PeriWatch® Vigilance™, its new obstetrical early-warning system. This artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled system is designed to help curb preventable mortality and morbidity in child birth by providing best-in-class real-time and trending analysis of the fetal heart rate, vital signs and labor progress. It is a stand-alone platform and does not require replacement of a health system's current fetal monitoring system. It can be implemented at a single hospital or across an enterprise in a matter of weeks at a cost and effort that is a fraction of most enterprise systems.
Multiple peer-reviewed studies indicate that more than 50% of bad outcomes in childbirth are preventable. The vast majority of them are associated with delayed recognition and response to clear warning signs. This has led to the creation of checklists designed to draw clinical attention to worsening conditions, but these checklists add significant documentation burden, and good compliance is difficult in clinical settings. PeriWatch Vigilance automates the real-time identification of patients with these warning signs, providing clinicians with standardized analysis and timely notification of troubling trends so that they can follow protocols in a more consistent and timely way. Critical data elements and trends in fetal heart rate abnormalities, maternal vital signs and labor progress are shown in a single, time-aligned view spanning several hours.
"During our 10-step selection process, PeriGen and PeriWatch Vigilance received high marks for our key innovation criteria, namely understanding clinical need, product quality and customer value," noted Nancy Fabozzi, Principal Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "PeriWatch® Vigilance™ provides a unique collection of features to help improve the safety of childbirth. "
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PeriGen offers innovative perinatal software solutions that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners and IT visionaries, PeriGen has created the PeriWatch platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data in real-time to promote better human recognition and communication about impending problems during labor. With PeriWatch clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn more, visit www.perigen.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook; or call 984.208.4250 or email
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