Clinical Benefits

Earlier Fever Detection

Early detection of fever and prompt use of broad-spectrum
antibiotics is crucial in neutropenic patients:

  • 78% of patients who received an allogeneic HSCT had
    bacteraemia during the first episode of fever.1
  • An hour delay in antibiotic administration resulted in an
    approximately eight hour increase in length of hospital stay
    among patients with febrile neutropenia.2

Remote Patient Monitoring

Hospitals seeking to improve patient care, reduce readmissions, optimize reimbursements and gain competitive advantage, are rapidly embracing new technologies that enable remote patient monitoring.

TempTraq provides a proven, reliable system to remotely
monitor patients for fever spikes, a key symptom of infection.
It also allows for self-monitoring through a smartphone app.

Infection Control

Septicemia is the costliest condition treated by U.S. hospitals,
accounting for $20.3 billion, or 5.2%, of all hospital costs.3

Severe sepsis accounts for an estimated 40% of all ICU
expenditures.4 In addition, sepsis cases present:

  • Average length of stay of 19.6 days5
  • Average cost per case of $22,1005
  • Overall hospital mortality rate of 28%5
  • ICU treatment cost of 6X more than non-sepsis patients6

“It is crucial to recognize neutropenic fever early and to commence broad spectrum empiric antibiotics promptly in order to avoid sepsis syndrome and possible death.”

Time to antibiotics and outcomes in cancer patients with febrile neutropenia

Thomas Perron, BMC Health Services Research

“Remote Monitoring for patients means fewer office and emergency room visits, fewer and reduced duration of hospitalizations, reduced patient travel time and expense, and increased access (for the elderly, the physically challenged, the homebound, and especially for rural patients).”

Telehomecare and Remote Monitoring: An Outcomes Overview

M Stachura, AdvaMed

“Each hour of delay in antimicrobial administration over the ensuing 6 hours was associated with an average decrease in survival of 7.6%.”

Duration of hypotension before initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy is the critical determinant of survival in human septic shock

A Kumar, et. al., St. Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba7

1. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Jan; 18(1): 37–42. / Continuous non-invasive monitoring of the skin temperature of HSCT recipients / Maarten van Vliet, corresponding author J. Peter Donnelly, Carin M. J. Potting, and Nicole M. A. Blijlevens / 2. Time to antibiotics and outcomes in cancer patients with febrile neutropenia / Thomas Perron, Mohamed Emara and Shahid Ahmed Email author / BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:162 / DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-162 / 3. Torio CM, Andrews RM. National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2011. HCUP Statistical Brief #160. August 2013. / 4. Bone, CHEST 1992; 101:1644-55 / 5. Angus Crit. Care Med. 2001; 29:1303-1310 / 6. Edbrooke, Crit. Care Med. 1999; 27: 1760 – 1767 /7. Kumar A, Crit. Care Med. 2006 Jun; 34(6):1589-96.
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