AHI SYSTEM OVERVIEW
What is the AHI System?
The AHI System is FDA-cleared medical device software for hospital clinicians that:
- automatically collects physiologic data from non-invasive, continuous ECG signals;
- continuously converts that data to hemodynamic status and predicts the risk of future episodes of hemodynamic instability – ahead of vital signs;
- displays the information on a multi-patient dashboard in “at-a-glance” format with trends and a “traffic-light simple” risk indicator;
- can be accessed on any internet-enabled browser including wall monitors, computers and mobile phones.
By clinicians for clinicians
The AHI System was designed by a team of clinicians, data scientists and computer scientists. The goal was to provide clinicians easy access to new and valuable information to prioritize their focus, gain timely feedback on interventions, and better manage resources.
Which patients require increased vigilance?
- Is this patient deteriorating? What might be causing signs of hemodynamic instability? Do they need extra vigilance?
- Are AHI’s outputs consistent with what we know about the patient’s physiologic state? Are we doing all we can to rescue, recover, or stabilize this patient?
- Check vitals and EHR for any clinically relevant information to the patient’s condition to determine what is currently going on.
Which patients are improving or responding well to treatment?
- Did a pharmacological or clinical intervention take place?
- Are they trending green because the treatment was effective?
Which patients may be ready for downgrade?
- Are they green because the treatment is effective?
- Can we free up capacity at this level of care by downgrading this patient to a lower level of care?
Designed for over-burdened nurses
The AHI System leverages a familiar and easy set-up with no new hardware. Simply attach standard ECG electrodes from existing bedside, telemetry, and wearable ECG monitors, admit the patient to the ECG monitor, and AHI will start automatically monitoring the patients.
- No blood pressure checks or other physiologic data entry required.
- No need to interpret ECG – simple red, yellow and green outputs indicate hemodynamic status.
- Patient hemodynamic status “never more than a click away.”
- Helps identify problems before they become a crisis.
- Objective information to facilitate care continuity through shift changes and smoother collaboration with physicians and other providers.
Reduce preventable adverse events through early awareness
The AHI System has been designed to reduce preventable adverse events by facilitating early awareness of potentially serious problems. Provides physicians a “heads up” to be proactive versus reactive.
- Predicts risk of future episodes of hemodynamic instability a median lead-time of 48 minutes ahead of continuously monitored vital signs in the ICU and beyond.
- Closes monitoring gaps of up to hours in lower acuity settings.
- Provides a first result in less than 10 minutes for fast assessment of ED patients.
- Reduces frustration of intermittent information or communications with bedside staff with real-time access to objective information – updated every two minutes – at your fingertips.
Increase throughput and efficiency
The AHI System provides objective data to support clinician’s judgment regarding which patients may be ready for downgrade.
- Clinician’s receive timely feedback on patient’s response to treatment to determine appropriate next steps.
- First results in less than 10 minutes and updates every two minutes can be helpful to prioritize and assign the patient to the appropriate level of care.
- Hemodynamic trends and Predictive Indicator may reinforce clinician judgment to support timely transfer decisions.
Easy to learn and adopt
The AHI System was designed with significant input from clinicians for usability.
- Intuitive output means no in-service training required.
- Begin identifying at-risk patients in minutes based upon automated analysis of 18 streaming waveform features.
- For those who desire more support, there are optional bite-sized on-demand videos and a fully populated Help Center.
The AHI System fits the needs of individual clinicians and institutional preferences.
- Multi-patient dashboards are easily customized to focus on the right group of patients for each healthcare professional, ranging from just their assigned patients for a bedside nurse to potentially hundreds of patients across multiple units for an RRT team, virtual care center, or overnight physicians.
- Users can monitor all patients in a location, or filter down to focus only on those showing concerning signs of hemodynamic instability or increased likelihood of future episodes of hemodynamic instability.
- Remembers preferred settings each time a clinician logs in with familiar hospital issued username and password.
- Aligns notifications and alerts with hospital workflows through visual alert on-screen, or via a message from the hospital’s unified communications system.
AHI is the new standard for detecting and predicting hemodynamic instability. Contact us to learn more.
Thought this was really easy. User friendly. Normally we have in-services; I feel like if you missed that you'd be just fine.
Nurses don’t have time to update patients' vitals and assessments every two minutes. This gives us a way to see that a patient is stable on a regular basis with easy access.
This tool can help determine where patients go [in the hospital] and how we should treat them, potentially changing admission flow, freeing up capacity and reducing length of stays.
We have a couple of teams dabbling in "early warning" models, but they have not distilled it down to a single ECG lead!
Chief Medical Officer
It would help me assign patients to nurses, knowing where the “hot-spots” are, and guide me to maintain an equal workflow with my nurses.
Critical Care/Charge RN
Just install it and they would start to use it.