Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 21, 2022) – Knowella has announced the launch of its cloud-based solution that can streamline safety in a healthcare setting. The healthcare industry is experiencing a severe shortage of nursing staff and care workers. According to 2020 figures from WHO, there was a global shortage of 5.9 million nurses. Using an advanced SaaS solution like Knowella’s for enhancing safety in a healthcare setting, especially in retirement and long-term care homes, can help improve the quality of care.
Traditionally, healthcare providers have been slow to adopt technological innovations like cloud and software as a service (SaaS) platforms due to privacy and regulatory compliance concerns. The pandemic expedited the acceptance of such solutions, given the benefits that they provide. By 2024, according to Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision 2021, 96% of healthcare providers expect to move their technology infrastructures to the cloud, while the current figure is 66%. Knowella’s solution for healthcare providers can help them unlock operational insights at scale to mitigate the risk of injuries in a healthcare setting. The focus is mainly geared toward retirement communities and long-term care homes.
For seniors aged 65 or older, falls account for approximately 60%of all injury-related emergency department visits and over 50% of injury-related deaths annually. Seniors with dementia have the maximum number of slips, trips and falls, and injuries. Typically, about 95% of falls are unwitnessed, and it takes 17 minutes for employees to respond. That period is highly critical, and it is vital to make this as short as possible for effective crisis management and to increase the chances of recovery.
The Knowella solution that is purpose-built for healthcare paves the way for cost-effective and connected care. It involves the deployment of AI-paired cameras in the hallways and other common areas and even in the rooms if required. The solution offers the flexibility to scale up or down depending on the number of patients or residents in the community without significant investment. The actionable insights that the platform provides translate into fewer fall-related hospital visits. This offers benefits with regard to time and costs to hospitals, communities, and the families of patients while giving staff greater flexibility to focus on the quality of care.
Commenting on the launch of the healthcare platform, Siddarth Singh, Co-Founder, and CEO of Knowella, said, “Our platform serves as a win-win solution for care homes, families, patients, and healthcare workers. This is a valuable addition to the services retirement homes provide as facility owners can monitor for any falls, trips or slips and quickly identify the reasons. Fewer falls and injuries mean a higher occupancy rate and better health for the patients. Families can monitor their loved ones 24/7, giving them peace of mind and knowing they are safe. Family members of the patients can log into our application any time to check on the health of their loved ones.”
Name: Siddarth Singh
Email: [email protected]
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