It’s time to take a critical look at non-critical care.

Today’s “sicker and quicker” non-critical care (NCC) environment requires care teams to handle increasing documentation workloads and fluctuating acuity. Identifying patients at risk is a complex task given increased nursing ratios and limitations in surveillance and resources. This pressure and the fact that 41% of cardiac arrests occur in inpatient wards1 has many hospitals rethinking episodic vital signs monitoring and advancing to near real-time surveillance, enabling them to detect clinical deterioration earlier.


Cardiac arrest survival rate low for unmonitored patients
11
%
of patients in unmonitored beds survive cardiac arrest 2
Time with patients displaced by documentation
35
%
of nursing practice time is consumed by documentation 3
Manual tracking of vital signs results in errors
19
%
of manually documented vital signs contain errors 4

Today’s hectic environment.

  • Time pressure and case complexity continue to increase for clinicians
  • Patient acuity levels in non-critical care are on the rise, as are incentives to reduce length of stay
  • Bedside caregivers are spending less time with patients and more time on documentation
  • Critical information and trending analysis are not readily available at the bedside
  • Clinician’s tools are time consuming to use and inefficient, negatively impacting clinician workflow

Improved clinical experience leads to improved satisfaction.

  • Improve both patient and clinician experience
  • Access actionable data, right at the bedside, right when it is needed
  • Improve communication between clinicians during handoffs or shift changes
  • Streamline processes and workflows, giving clinicians time back for patient interaction

Data-driven decision making at the point of care.

Capsule delivers device and integration solutions to efficiently capture and document patient data at the bedside, saving time, reducing risk and improving care-team communication. Our solutions increase the accuracy and timeliness of information for decision-making and documentation:

  • Consolidate and standardize vitals capture, documentation and early warning scoring
  • Display patient score and recommendations in near real-time
  • Feed accurate validated data to clinical systems so all can work with timely information

Capsule Vitals Plus

Capsule Vitals Plus is an all-in-one bedside solution that helps inform clinical decisions, reduce errors, decrease total cost of ownership and give nurses more time to spend with their patients. It combines automated vital signs monitoring, clinical documentation and integrated surveillance to deliver timely, accurate, contextual data to the bedside.

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Chart Xpress

Chart Xpress provides connectivity to existing spot monitors, automates documentation, and streamlines vitals collection and charting. It ensures accurate and rapid delivery of validated information into the EMR. Upgrading from Chart Xpress to Vitals Plus extends your connectivity investment and helps maintain consistency in workflow and documentation.

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See how integrated solutions by Capsule can improve efficiency and safety at the bedside and beyond.

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Insights & Events

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11 FEB 2019

Francisco Partners Acquires Qualcomm Life

Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, has announced it has acquired Qualcomm Life, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated that offers end-to-end medical device connectivity across the continuum of care.

30 JAN 2019

Vitals Plus: Flexible, clinical-friendly workflow

An all-in-one solution for monitoring and clinical documentation that combines ease of use and efficiency.

1
Perman SM, Stanton E, Soar J, et al. Location of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States-Variability in Event Rate and Outcomes. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(10):e003638. Published 2016 Sep 29. doi:10.1161/JAHA.116.003638.
2
Perman SM, Stanton E, Soar J, et al. Location of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States-Variability in Event Rate and Outcomes. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(10):e003638. Published 2016 Sep 29. doi:10.1161/JAHA.116.003638.
3
Hendrich A, Chow MP, Skierczynski BA, Lu Z. A 36-Hospital Time and Motion Study: How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time? The Permanente Journal. 2008;12(3):25-34.
4
Fieler VK, Jaglowski T, Richards K. Eliminating Errors in Vital Signs Documentation. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing & 31(9):422–427, SEP 2013.