Mumbai Mayor inspects KEM Hospital’s remote monitoring system for COVID-19 ICU beds

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zMed’s ICU Automation and remote monitoring system was reportedly used by physicians and nurses at KEM Hospital to efficiently and remotely monitor patients in the COVID-19 ICU to deliver better clinical care

On a recent visit to Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, the Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar inspected the system used for digital automation and remote monitoring of COVID-19 ICU beds.

A result of the collaboration of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) with zMed Healthcare Technologies, an IIT Madras incubated start-up, for all COVID-19 ICU beds in MCGM hospitals, zMed was reportedly used by physicians and nurses to efficiently and remotely monitor patients in the COVID-19 ICU to deliver better clinical care.

Dr Hemant  Deshmukh, dean, KEM Hospital, Pravina Morajkar, Chairperson, Public Health Committee MCGM, and Shivsena MLC Dr Manisha Kayande were also present at this briefing. ZMed was represented by Jayakanth Kesan, founder, CEO and managing director, and Dr Kritika Ranjan, business head.

As per a statement from the zMed, zMed’s ICU Automation and remote monitoring of patients is recognised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Commenting on this association with MCGM hospitals, Kesan said that this an excellent step towards improving the overall healthcare ecosystem of the MCGM-run hospitals in Mumbai and hoped this project would be a precursor to the imminent digital revolution in healthcare in the country.

Their software platform trademarked zMed features medical device data integration, clinical workflow automation, charting, clinical decision support tools, clinical and radiology AI modules, and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). The product and associated applications leverage LAN, WiFi, and IoT technologies to connect to medical devices with a combination of server, database, and web applications.

As per the statement, zMed provides automation solutions for ICUs, wards, ambulances, ERs, and ORs. zMed also offers a tele-ICU platform as part of its product ecosystem. zMed provides anytime, anywhere, any-device real-time access to clinical data to physicians and care providers to make better clinical decisions.

Thanking the MCGM and Maharashtra government for their support and cooperation, Dr Ranjan said that the vision of zmed is to leverage advanced technologies in healthcare and offer their solutions to different states in India and help hospitals and doctors achieve better clinical and economic outcomes at scale.

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