Action or Inaction in OR Can Create Problems After Surgery

In a hectic, ever-changing OR environment, it’s challenging to track and trend data essential for making clinical decisions. Conditions can be difficult to detect when continually switching between screens to scan for relative changes. And rapid actions in the OR can have significant postoperative repercussions for patients and the total cost of care.

AlertWatch:OR Intelligence at a Glance

The AlertWatch:OR software platform helps OR teams navigate large amounts of real-time and historical data using over 80 proprietary algorithms, automated calculations and alerts. It improves situational awareness by presenting relevant information on a single graphical dashboard giving anesthesia providers the immediate insight they need to respond quickly and appropriately.


One Landmark Study Found Improved Outcomes

In one study of 26,000 ASA III/IV patients at the University of Michigan4 the following benefits were found:

  • One-day reduction in hospital length of stay
  • $3,603 reduction in hospital charges4
  • 50% improvement in blood pressure management in one retrospective study (minutes of mean arterial pressure < 55 mmHg)4

The goal of AlertWatch is to:


  • Guides best practices with embedded, clinically-accepted algorithms
  • Provides a comprehensive view of the patient by integrating data elements from monitors, H&P, labs and flowsheet sources


  • Enhances workflow with automatic routing of notifications to supervising physicians
  • Rapid assessment and prioritization of cases based on clear metrics and trends
Qualcomm Life Intelligent Applications
can improve the quality and timeliness of care.
  1. Data on file. Qualcomm Life 2018
  2. Imhoff M, Kuhls S, Gather U, et al. Smart alarms from medical devices in the OR and ICU. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2009; 23:39-50.
  3. Kruger GH, Temper KK. Advanced Integrated Real-Time Clinical Displays. Anesthesiology Clinics. Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2011.
  4. Kheterpal S, Shanks A, Tremper K. Impact of a Novel Multiparameter Decision Support System on Intraoperative Processes of Care and Postoperative Outcomes. Anesthesiology 2018; 128:272-82