WARD 24/7 CSS

Wireless Assessment of Respiratory and circulatory Distress (WARD) offers continuous 24/7 observation of high-risk patients with real-time alarms through innovative machine learning algorithms in a Clinical Support System (CSS).

What is WARD?

Wireless Assessment of Respiratory and circulatory Distress (WARD) is an innovative clinical support system founded in 2016. The WARD project that integrates inputs from patient monitoring devices with intelligent algorithms to yield high-quality patient observation with real-time alarms triggered by patient vital sign deterioration.

Intended for use in several patient settings where the advantages and benefits of continuous monitoring may be fundamental. The WARD system has been used as monitoring in postoperative high-risk patients, in patients hospitalized with COPD, and lately in patients admitted with COVID-19 infection. 

 

WARD allows doctors and nursed to follow patients’ acute medical disease progression or postoperative course. The generation of real-time alarms will immediately alert relevant health care staff to allow initiation of treatment much earlier. Our well-designed, easy-to-use, and simple user interface offers health care professionals a valuable tool for overviewing current and historical vital signs. 

 

Daily routines of manual patient monitoring can be fundamentally changed to 24/7 observation of peripheral oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, etc. with alarms of important deviations. This may allow more efficient use of resources and the ability to give attention to the patients in special needs while at the same time keeping an eye on the remaining patients.

Aim

The WARD project will define, develop and implement the next generation monitoring system for high-risk patients, proving that it reduces complications and health care expenses. 

WARD Clinical Support System increase the quality of patient observation through continuous and wireless monitoring of patient vital signs. Combining innovative technology with evidence-based algorithms, we allow earlier and more frequent detection of patient deterioration through predictive AI-algorithms delivered in a user-friendly App.

Currently tested in all of Denmark's Regions

Randomized Clinical Trials is taking place in 2020-2022 to test the efficiency of continious wireless monitoring of patient deteroriation and WARD App in all of the Danish Regions.

Initiation of the study is planned to take place in late 2020 and will include more than 1000 patients.

Recent News

Here you can see and read the latest highlights about WARD.

WARD CSS on Danish National Television

Read about the latest efforts of WARD CSS in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on Danish national television: https://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2021-01-06-alarmer-skal-sikre-overvagning-af-coronasyge

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WARD in the DTU Health Tech News

DTU Health Tech article about the application of WARD in the battle against COVID-19: https://www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id=%7BB659ECBB-9186-4648-9F66-7337DC625232%7D

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Insight: New Technology Identifies COVID-19-Infected Patients

WARD CSS insight at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark's investing website available here: https://investindk.com/insights/new-technology-identifies-covid-19-infected-patients

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WARD in Dagens Medicin

A newly published article about the new aspects of WARD CSS in clinical setups is available at the following link (subscription required): https://dagensmedicin.dk/gennembrud-for-digitale-underskrifter-ved-kliniske-forskningsprojekter/

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LISTEN NOW! WARD 24/7 Podcast online (Danish)

Listen to the podcast below: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6OsUKUyDrZepYQIWISnK6z?si=ZalMimKlSTWnmTyBJZP0TA

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WARD 24/7 CSS App Readies for Launch!

Final stages in the WARD 24/7 App development are underway and we expect to launch the App together with the initiation of medical and…

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The Team

Eske Kvanner Aasvang
MD, DMSc, Associate Professor
Anesthesiological Department Centre for Cancer and Organ Diseases - Rigshospitalet - University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Christian Sylvest Meyhoff
MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital - University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Helge Dissing Sørensen
MSc, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Health Technology - Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - Denmark

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