MedSitter allows remote observers to watch up to ten patients at one time. But why ten? MedSitter’s Director of User Experience leveraged his 20+ years of user experience and product design to build a solution that maximizes patient safety while minimizing observer fatigue.
User experience is how a person feels when interacting with a system of any kind. In our case, that system is our patient observation software. Those who work on UX (called UX designers) study and evaluate how users feel about a system, looking at things such as ease of use, perception of the value of the system, utility, efficiency in performing tasks, and so forth.
So, why is this important for MedSitter? MedSitter was designed for clinicians by a dedicated development team that worked in close proximity with RNs and CCRNs. We wanted to create—and want to continually improve—our system for the observers. Things like large screen sizes, how easy it is to sound an alarm, night vision, and so much more, are just a few aspects we’ve looked into, to make a great user experience for our sitters.
When Paul Rouillard, MedSitter’s in-house UX expert, designed MedSitter he took ergonomics, screen size, central/peripheral viewing areas, and observer fatigue into consideration. The MedSitter software features one large interaction zone and ten smaller video feeds which make up the monitoring zone. Motion detection alerts the observer if there is motion in any video feed, and it is very simple for the observer to switch out which patients are in the interaction zone at any given time.
The result is increased patient safety, and increased satisfaction amongst both patients and observers.To learn more about the expertise behind MedSitter’s UX design, download this complimentary white paper by Paul Rouillard.
In this white paper, you will learn:
- How MedSitter helps alleviate healthcare staffing shortages
- Why 10 patients is the magic number for sitters to watch
- How MedSitter’s design reduces sitter fatigue