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Andrew Wescott

Andy Wescott is the senior product manager for clinical applications at CapsuleTech, a Qualcomm Life company, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). In this leadership role, Mr. Wescott has driven the largest product development project in Capsule’s 18-year history from product concept to go-to-market strategy for the transformative SmartLinx Vitals Plus® patient monitoring system. His communication skills allow him to coordinate cross-functional internal teams in France and the US, as well be a strategic resource for some of healthcare’s largest OEMs and hospitals. Andy’s passion for vital signs monitoring began at Zoe Medical after many years at Hewlett-Packard and is frequently asked to share his subject-matter expertise at industry conferences and events. Mr. Wescott has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University and a M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Guided by his involvement in scouting and earning the distinction of Eagle Scout, Andy is an avid outdoorsman and humanitarian, best exemplified by his Mt. Rainier summit and relief work in Haiti.
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Patient Monitoring for the Clinical Informaticist

Posted by Andrew Wescott on Mar 17, 2016 @ 09:24 AM

Information technology produces vast amounts of data; however, in order to be truly useful, systems need to be integrated and data requires proper patient context. For example, vital sign measurements alone are not actionable without knowing patient demographics, history, and current observations. Vital signs can also contribute to the calculation of an early warning score to detect early identification of a patient’s decline. This information can be sent to a handheld nursing device as an alert or to a unit view in the EMR. In this example, multiple technologies - an electronic medical record, a medical device, a clinical calculator, and a nurse call system - are all integrated to provide actionable information to busy clinicians.

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Tags: Patient Safety, Nurses, Health IT, MONITOR, Clinical