NOVA Virtual Patient Monitoring: Creative Use Cases Beyond Falls

Hospitals increasingly depend on virtual patient monitoring solutions — like NOVA — to help prevent patient falls and decrease the cost of 1:1 patient sitter programs. But NOVA’s virtual patient observation solutions can impact so many other staffing and patient care goals across the hospital. [...]

Wachter’s NOVA VPO Solution Alleviates Healthcare Staffing Woes

As struggles with staff shortages, nurse burnout, and increasing numbers of patients become prominent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wachter’s NOVA (Nursing Observation and Virtual Assistant) can alleviate staffing issues, ensuring increased safety and security for patients and healthcare professionals.Among other safety issues, NOVA can reduce dependence on 1:1 patient sitters, protecting at-risk patient populations while optimizing staff allocation. Every year between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patients fall in hospitals, with nearly one-third of these falls being considered preventable. With hospitals facing staffing shortages, a robust monitoring system helps ensure patient safety while allowing one technician to safely monitor up to 12 patients at a time. [...]

How to Combat Nurse Burnout, Improve Employee Retention with Healthcare Technology

What is Nurse Burnout? COVID-19 brought healthcare burnout to the forefront of conversation as hospitals everywhere faced staffing shortages and fought to encourage staff retention. Nurses experience daily challenges like patients who fall, aggressive patients or visitors, long hours with back-to-back shifts, difficult surgeries, death, exposure to COVID-19, and more. These are a few of many factors leading to nurse burnout.  [...]

Supporting Patient Care, Staffing Efforts with New NOVA Partnership

Wachter Healthcare Solutions, Cross Country Healthcare Team Up to Support Patient Care Efforts Using VPO Technology Mount Laurel, NJ — Wachter Healthcare Solutions, a leader in virtual patient observation technology, is partnering with Cross Country Healthcare to place observation technicians and leading-edge remote patient monitoring solution NOVA in hospitals. [...]

3 Reasons Why Hospitals Choose NOVA for Patient Monitoring

Hospitals across the country are looking for innovative healthcare technologies that improves patient care. Hospitals with 1:1 patient sitter programs are increasingly becoming more interested in remote patient monitoring technology. [...]

Nursing Management Congress Recap: How NOVA is Used to Fight COVID-19

Nursing Management Congress 2020 took place virtually last week and many attendees had one thing on their mind: how can I best help my patients recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? [...]

How we Defeat this Pandemic with Healthcare Technology

Like a thief in the night, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has stolen the lives of so many so quickly. In our lifetimes, a pandemic of this proportion has never before swept the nation with such extreme destruction. [...]

How NOVA Can Curb the Need for PPE During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc across the country, a severe shortage in supplies is becoming a major concern among healthcare workers. Without the necessary supplies such as sanitizers, gloves, and masks, it becomes exceedingly difficult to reduce the spread of infection to other patients and staff. Doctors and nurses nationwide are resorting to creating makeshift masks or reusing equipment in an effort to maintain infection control practices amid this crisis. [...]