Entries by Fran

Creating the Foundation for Real-Time Healthcare

he successful implementation of patient monitoring initiatives that improve patient safety has long been a goal of healthcare leaders across the country. Unfortunately, parsing notifications from individual medical devices, reliance on physical spot checks of patients, and the lack of rules-based analytics to assess a patient’s current condition in real-time or identify signs of deterioration puts that achievement out of reach for many hospitals and health systems.

Defining Clinical Surveillance

Clinical decision support (CDS) and clinical surveillance are often used by clinicians as an interchangeable, catch-all category of human- and technology-based capabilities that allow for the observation of patients for the purposes of ensuring safety and optimal outcomes.1