A Better Sense of Balance

Eliminating Costly Falls in Hospitals

ABOUT US

We believe a hospital’s number one priority is the safety of patients, and that optimal patient care avoids needless and costly challenges. The current fall risk assessment system is flawed, putting patients in danger and costing hospitals billions. And these falls are often avertable. Our goal is to eliminate preventable falls by revolutionizing the way clinicians monitor patient fall risk status.

THE CHALLENGE

In-Hospital Falls Are Expensive

That’s a $6 Billion Problem Annually

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) classifies in-hospital falls as preventable events and will not cover the expense.

Standard Risk Measures Are Failing Hospitals

Nearly 1/2 of patients who fall were incorrectly assessed as “low” or “no risk” using standard scales. These falls could have been prevented by accurate assessment of patient risk.

In-Hospital Falls Are Expensive

Inaccurate Assessment

Standard fall risk scales yield a significant number of false “low risk/no risk” scores, leading nurses and clinical staff to inadvertently miss potential dangers or risk factors.

Non-Patient Specific Plans

The current fall risk assessment tools do not create patient-specific action plans, meaning nursing staff may not have the most effective preventive plan in place for each patient. 

Staff Limitations

Most in-hospital falls can be avoided if the patient receives one-on-one assistance with a member of the nursing staff, however, nursing staff oversee many patients and cannot monitor each individual every moment of the day.

OUR SOLUTION

Revolutionizing Fall Prevention

The Kinometrix System eliminates false “low/no risk” assessments, reducing the number of preventable falls and providing a 6.5:1 return on investment to hospitals.

By using more rigorous, objective patient measurements, Kinometrix allows nursing staff to manage risk through specific actionable fall risk reports, yielding better and more targeted fall-prevention care.

Kinometrix Software analyses key metric data and provides guidance to address a patient’s individualized risk factors for falling.  Risk factors such as gait impairment, medication, and stability level are thoroughly detailed on a patient’s profile dashboard, and schedules can be developed around a patient’s toileting and ambulatory habits.

Ultimately, each of these measures can significantly reduce the number of in-hospital falls and DECREASE burdensome costs.
Ultimately, each of these measures can significantly reduce the number of in-hospital falls and DECREASE burdensome costs.

Use of the Kinometrix system saves up to

$ 0
per bed in fall losses, providing hospitals with a 6.5:1 return on investment.

Kinometrix Eliminates False “Low/No Risk” Assessments

Objective measurements help hospital staff create specific care plans for their patients’ risk factors. Our objective is to reduce falls due to false “low risk” & “no risk” scores by 50%

OUR TEAM

Sam Jazzo, A.T.C.

Co-Founder

Sam is a nationally certified athletic trainer specializing in rehabilitation. Sam did his training at the University of Miami where he worked full season rotations with the Hurricane Football and Baseball Teams. Sam was part of a research team that investigated injury risk screening using cost-effective motion analysis systems. Before co-founding Kinometrix, Sam consulted with the military on how to incorporate proper nutrition and training to reduce injury and improve performance.

Devina Desai

Chief Executive Officer

Devina has 10 years of clinical research development experience specializing in rare disorders and nursing interventions. She has a BS in Physiology Neurobiology from University of Maryland, and an MPH in Epidemiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining Kinometrix, Devina spent six years at Inova Health System developing nursing and clinical research, and also worked on developing the algorithmic platform currently used by Kinometrix. 

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