Cleveland’s News 5 – Dead in Bed – report on opioids

On November 18th Cleveland’s News 5 aired Dead in Bed: A deadly hospital secret. Dead in Bed is the result of a 5 month investigation that interviewed some of the nation’s most respected medical experts on why healthy patients are dying within hours of surgery.

Although the investigative report, stated it believed that new pain management standards implemented 15 years ago may be contributing to risk factors, seems like new news, the AAMI Foundation has been advancing safety in healthcare technology with initiatives on National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids and the Nation coalition for Alarms. Their kick off meeting National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids – in November of 2014 covered the Opioid and Sedative Use Increases the Risk of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest and more.

This is an on-going issue that concerns the use and monitoring of patients being given opioids, Opioid deaths effects nearly everyone, regardless of race and has tripled over the last 20 years. This is a real issue that needs the healthcare industry’s attention.

To listen to the the full investigative here report from News 5 click here

To connect with the AAMI click here.

If you haven’t signed up for it there is still time to register for the Bernoulli sponsored webinar  “We See You When You’re Sleeping: Addressing Patient Safety Risks Surrounding Opioid-Induced Sedation” with presenter Jeanne J. Venella DNP, MS, CEN, CPEN on November 30th

Bernoulli CIO to Speak at BIOMEDevice Summit

John Zaleski, Bernoulli CIO, to Speak on Device Integration and Interoperability at BIOMEDevice Summit

MILFORD, CT—  December 7, 2016 – John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, Bernoulli Executive Vice President and Chief Informatics Officer, will be a features panelist at the 2016 San Jose Connected Health Device Development Summit, Dec. 7-8, at the San Jose Convention Center in California.

Dr. Zaleski will appear on a panel discussion called Interoperability: Integrating Your Connected Device with the Hospital, Clinic and Home Ecosystems on Thursday, December 8, from 8:30am to 9:15am.

The panel will discuss:

  • The common interfaces used in the marketplace like Wi-Fi and space on the spectrum.
  • Provide updates on HL7 and IHE standards.
  • Explore better practices being used to address HIPAA privacy and security concerns during the onboarding process.

Dr. Zaleski will be joined by Steve Abrahamson, Director, Product Security Engineering, GE Healthcare; Steve Hegenderfer, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth; and Bill Saltzstein, President, Code Blue Consulting.

“Hospitals and health systems are constantly seeking ways to leverage data that flows from a device into a system of record. The use of the data to improve patient care management and clinical decision making comes immediately to mind—but that only scratches the surface of what is possible,” said Dr. Zaleski. “I’m looking forward to a lively and informative discussion.”

BIOMEDevice San Jose showcases emerging trends and innovations that will set the tone for the biomed industry in 2017 and beyond. The conference offers training on digital device trends and exploring effective ways to overcome barriers to market entry, all in a two-day Connected Health Device Development Summit. Register to attend.

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ECRI Institute Evaluation of Ancillary Alarm Notification Systems Report

“Is your hospital or health system considering technology to help address The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal to reduce the risk of harm associated with clinical alarm systems?  The independent, well-respected ECRI Institute recently published an evaluation of Ancillary Alarm Notification Systems, including Bernoulli One™.  ECRI subscribers can access the report on the Health Devices website.”

Bernoulli Concludes Successful AAMI Foundation Patient Safety Event

Bernoulli client—the Hospital for Special Care—delivered presentation on ventilator alarm management

AAMI Foundation Patient Safety Event

AAMIRepresentatives from Bernoulli and its client, the Hospital for Special Care (HSC), joined 100+ attendees and 18 leading healthcare organizations at the AAMI Foundation’s regional meeting in Chicago. The two-day conference featured presentations on continuous monitoring of patients receiving opioids, alarm management and improvements to infusion therapy safety.

Connie Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT, Respiratory Practice Manager at HSC, a Connecticut-based long-term acute-care (LTAC) hospital, delivered an insightful presentation detailing the success the hospital has had using the Bernoulli One™ platform to reduce and manage alarms on more than 100 ventilators in their facility. Results cited in Ms. Dills presentation included:

  • An 80% reduction in ventilator alarms that require clinical action
  • Enhanced ventilator alarm response time
  • No serious ventilator-related safety events in more than 13 years

A detailed case study of HSC’s successes with Bernoulli One™ can be found here.

“Alarm management and continuous monitoring for patients on opioids are two of the top patient safety priorities in healthcare today,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “Bernoulli OneTM supports hospitals and health systems in their efforts to achieve full compliance with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on clinical alarm safety and also enables continuous, real-time surveillance of patients connected to virtually any medical device. Our partnership with the AAMI Foundation allow us to engage with thought leaders on the frontlines as well as other industry partners to address these challenges.”

Other healthcare organizations that presented included Roper St. Francis Health System, St. Mary’s Health System, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Evergreen Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, Jefferson University Hospitals, Winchester, NCH Healthcare System, Hallmark Health, Western Maryland Health System, Allina Health, and Lancaster General Health. Bernoulli is a sponsoring partner of the AAMI Foundation’s Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring for Patients on Opioids.

Becker’s Hospital Review 137 healthcare entrepreneurs to know

For seriously ill patients, American health care is among the best. One of the reasons is the serious commitment to innovation by corporations in the healthcare field.

Entrepreneurs Improving Healthcare Quality

According to Becker’s Hospital Review there are 137 entrepreneurs in the healthcare space who are innovating in the medical, IT, consumer and medical professional fields.

Bernoulli’s CEO, Janet Dillione,  is one of them.

Bernoulli is  focused on real-time connection in health care with more than 1,200 systems installed. The flagship platform is Bernoulli One™, a real-time, end-to-end connected healthcare platform combining comprehensive and vendor-agnostic medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance and telemedicine, among other applications.

To see the list click this link.