9. Centralized monitoring of hospital patientsAlarm fatigue is a top technology hazard in hospitals nationwide. The sounds that come from monitoring systems in hospitals can desensitize staff in critical situations after long periods of exposure. Nearly 44% of in-patient cardiac arrest cases are not attended to appropriately and 90% of all alarms in hospitals aren’t actionable.
Centralized monitoring provides an off-site monitoring of patients by technicians to give patients and clinicians a second set of eyes while providing better care from a distance. Technicians communicate directly with the caregivers on-site.
Using sensors and high-definition cameras, clinicians can monitor blood pressure, heart, respiratory rates, pulse oximetry and more easily. An alert is generated that alerts caregivers on-site that help is needed. A recent study that evaluated the system reported a 93% survival rate of cardiopulmonary arrests using the systems.
The system does not replace bedside care, according to Dr. Daniel Cantillon, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.