Reducing false alarms has been the subject of countless meetings, lectures and peer-reviewed studies. Many approaches have been identified for reducing alarms in high-acuity settings. For example, Görges  showed that a 14-second delay before alarm presentation would reduce non-actionable alarms by 50%. A 19-second delay would reduce this further to 67%.
The increasing complex state of health care and compounding nursing vacancies are playing a role in un-achieved outcomes and putting patients at risk. This is the reality that most hospitals face today. More critically-ill patients are seeking care and are being cared for by fewer clinicians.
The concepts behind smart alarms and use of real-time data to make better decisions are not new. Many people have had their experiences in the field of medicine and medical informatics but not all people and organizations have acted upon these experiences. Bernoulli is one organization that has.