A new electronic health records-agnostic tool from Cerner can identify patients at risk for falls with a 90 accuracy rate, according to the vendor.
The tool measures how a patient is walking, the speed of walking and every aspect of acceleration around the bodys center of gravity as the patient moves, the company explains. Used on a patient with knee surgery, for instance, the tool would read that the patient is accelerating differently by putting more pressure on one knee and the stride is off-balance.
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