Home / News & Events / florida / Centerstone produces video to highlight ObservSMART patient-monitoring systemCenterstone produces video to highlight ObservSMART patient-monitoring systemClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Centerstone has produced a new video all about ObservSMART, a proximity-based monitoring system that has been added to its patient care process. The technology promises reliable compliance and reduces risk, errors and costs related to sentinel and non-sentinel events.“This technology is vastly enhancing the way we observe and monitor patients in our care,” Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Centerstone’s regional chief executive officer, said recently. “Our staff is able to manage more efficiently the required round-the-clock 15-minute checks that are standard care for behavioral health patients. In turn, supervisory staff can validate that patients are being observed and clinicians can provide real-time feedback and care instructions.”ObservSMART was designed by and for behavioral health staff. Staff use mini iPads synched with tamper-resistant wristbands to do patient checks, which cannot be done unless the staff member is within the prescribed distance of the patient. The system ensures 1-to-1 observation adherence and provides real-time alerts, including patient risk and acuity flags, to supervisory staff should there be a safety concern or missed observation.To view the video, please click here.