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People spend 1/3 of their lives in bed, resting or sleeping; or when sick or hospitalized, recuperating. The bed is the perfect setting to collect valuable data for improved healthcare and wellness. The BAM Labs Smart Bed Technology solution reports heart rate and respiration rate trends, body movement, bed exits and position changes, valuable but hard to obtain information. These vital statistics empower healthcare providers to improve care and consumers to enhance quality of life.
BAM Labs’ FDA registered under mattress sensor solution and HIPAA compliant cloud monitoring platform transforms any bed into a “smart” bed. The BAM Labs Smart Bed Technology solution enables healthcare providers to view valuable health information wirelessly anytime and from anywhere. Care providers receive health data on their computer or web-enabled mobile devices, allowing them to view data at both the group and individual levels while performing their daily duties.
A recent landmark study, published in the Journal of Aging Science (2014, 2:2) on the prevention of pressure ulcers found that using the BAM Labs Smart Bed Technology solution to drive compliance to patient repositioning protocols resulted in a dramatic 85.4% reduction in the formation of new facility-acquired pressure ulcers among residents at three long-term care facilities. This study definitively demonstrates that repositioning residents can prevent pressure ulcers.
The healthcare industry is undergoing a transformation in how healthcare is accessed, delivered and financed. Based on changes from the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and quality based reimbursement, facilities are implementing quality improvement programs, using principles from the QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and quality programs including: TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategy and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). Fully implemented, the BAM solution provides a data-driven, proactive approach to quality management and performance improvement.
BAM Labs and Select Comfort Corporation have created SleepIQ technology, a proprietary, touch-free, non-invasive and intuitive technology which utilizes respiration and heart rate trend data and movement in bed to provide a SleepIQ® score. Sleepers don’t have to put on watches, straps, bracelets or bands. Just go to bed and in the morning, sleep data is accessible from the Sleep Number® remote, smart phone, tablet or personal computer application.