High-risk oncology patients requiring close monitoring can now be monitored with minimal human interaction, thus enabling safe identification of early deterioration
NATCO Cancer Centre, Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh state government’s flagship cancer hospital, announced the installation of Dozee’s Contactless Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Early Warning System (EWS) at the hospital. These devices powered by next-generation AI algorithms track vital parameters of patients undergoing cancer treatment and help HCPs identify early clinical deterioration of the patients for timely medical intervention. This helps HCPs to provide better care with improved patient safety and improves the operational efficiency of the nursing staff. This solution is provided to the hospital under the MillionICU initiative of Dozee for transforming public healthcare in India.
With minimal human intervention, Dozee’s technology can monitor vital parameters such as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, ECG, and temperature. It also offers an Early Warning System (EWS) that provides alerts to the concerned health care providers for timely intervention.
The NATCO Cancer Centre is part of the state’s comprehensive cancer care roadmap. Close to Rs 45 crore was spent by the NATCO Trust to construct this advanced cancer care hospital, while the Andhra Pradesh government invested over Rs 25 crore in procuring ultra-modern technology.
Upgrading hospital beds to connected beds with such next-generation sensors coupled with cloud-enabled AI-powered algorithms is one of the most preferred methods to automate patient monitoring in non-ICU wards. Further, Dozee can be integrated into the hospital’s central command system and HMIS.
Naveen Kumar GS, Special Secretary Digital Health, AP said, “In line with the Chief Minister’s vision and Andhra Pradesh Governments’s comprehensive cancer care roadmap, the NATCO Cancer Centre at Guntur has partnered with Dozee to install remote patient monitoring devices to improve the healthcare delivery for cancer patients. Digital interventions in the public healthcare ecosystem will significantly improve the quality of life for oncology patients while creating the impetus necessary for innovation through Made-in-India technologies.”
Dr Durgaprasad, Professor and Head of Radiation Oncology, NATCO Guntur said, “Cancer patients need constant vital monitoring, timely critical care and at the same time are highly prone to associated infections. By adopting Dozee’s contactless patient monitoring, nurses and doctors can prioritize critical patients as a result of the timely alerts sent out by these devices. Digital health innovation plays a key role in enhancing patient care and addressing burnout in the healthcare workforce.”
“We are excited to work with NATCO Guntur to bring this made-in-India innovation to transform public healthcare in Andhra Pradesh, with a specific focus on improving patient monitoring, bettering patient safety and clinical outcomes for Oncology patients. We envisage that contactless Remote Patient Monitoring will become an integral part of oncology care in future both in the hospital and at home,” said Gaurav Parchani, CTO & Co-founder, Dozee.