SCL Health to Deploy System-Wide OB Hub Powered by PeriWatch Command Center

Centralized monitoring facility uses PeriGen’s AI-based system to continuously analyze maternal vital signs, fetal heart rate, contractions and labor progress at eight facilities in two states

Posted: October 26, 2021 at 6:47 am MDT|Update: 22 minutes ago

CARY, North Carolina, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PeriGen Inc., the market leader in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to improve safety in childbirth, today announced that SCL Health, a healthcare system operating eight hospitals and 150 clinics in Colorado and Montana, launches a centralized SCL Health OB hub using PeriGen’s company-wide telehealth platform PeriWatch Command Center. Through the OB Hub, a dedicated team of labor and delivery clinicians will use PeriGen’s automated early warning capabilities to provide 24/7 real-time remote monitoring of maternal vital signs, fetal heart rate, contractions and labor progress for patients across the healthcare system. .

PeriGen’s early warning software helps clinicians provide faster, more informed intervention. (PRNewsfoto / PeriGen)

Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) has been a mainstay of modern perinatal obstetrics since the 1970s for the detection of fetal distress during labor. Although the technology used in EFM changed little in the years that followed, the demands on perinatal nurses – seen as the primary providers and coordinators of labor and delivery (L&D) care – have grown. intensified. During this time, L&D nurses must track and document up to 10 different characteristics every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the stage of labor.

“Given the demands placed on L&D clinicians and our geographically dispersed locations, we recognized the value of implementing a virtual ‘second pair of eyes’ to actively monitor maternal and fetal conditions and, at its core. round, help improve clinical outcomes and reduce unexpected NICU admissions, “mentioned Deb lowery, Director of Women and Children’s Services, SCL Health. “Being able to visualize trends in fetal heart rate patterns, maternal vital signs, and labor progress helps the nurse working in the OB hub determine if there is a band that warrants a more focused bedside exam. patient.”

Dedicated nurses at the SCL Health OB Hub at Denver Use the PeriWatch Vigilance machine-learning-based system to consolidate up to 12 hours of surveillance information on a single screen, with color-coded status. Nurses and doctors can then refer to this dashboard to quickly assess trends, including patient condition and labor progress. And during a six-month pilot of the system at two of its facilities, SCL Health achieved dramatically improved fetal scores and decreased the number of unexpected term infants requiring advanced NICU therapies.

“Using advanced technology to consistently and effectively show trends in maternal and fetal status over time helps alleviate many difficult scenarios inherent in labor and delivery.” , said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. “These are real situations, which can present a substantial risk to patients. Having a dedicated clinical team with the technology available to monitor and assist can only help reduce risk and improve outcomes for all. “

Following the successful trial, SCL Health’s clinical leadership team received system-wide perinatal executive support to expand its OB Hub vision and provide coverage across the eight facilities it serves. . Colorado and Montana. As a result, PeriWatch Vigilance coverage will be available through the SCL Health OB Hub for over 12,000 additional infants and mothers each year.

PeriWatch Command Center is an enterprise-wide telehealth platform used to monitor patients across the healthcare system. It is powered by the only automated maternal-fetal early warning system and clinical decision support tool for obstetrics. It is designed to improve clinical efficiency, rapid response and standardization of care. It adds an artificial intelligence-based approach to patient safety initiatives. It can track hundreds of patients across multiple sites, continuously sorting and color coding them based on defined parameters and notifying clinicians based on the degree and duration of the abnormality.

For more information on PeriGen, visit the provider’s website at To learn more about PeriWatch Vigilance®, visit the product resource page, and see this video.

On SCL Health
SCL Health is a non-profit, faith-based health organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive and coordinated care in eight hospitals, over 150 medical clinics, home care, palliative care, mental health and safety net services. safety, mainly in Colorado and Montana.

About PeriGen
PeriGen Inc., a Halma company, provides innovative perinatal software solutions that integrate advanced statistical analysis features to improve clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners and IT visionaries, PeriGen created the PeriWatch® platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data to promote better human recognition and communication about impending issues. during work. With PeriWatch®, clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn more, visit; visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook; or email [email protected].

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Amendola Communications for PeriGen Inc.
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