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McGrath SP, Perreard IM, Garland MD
Improving patient safety and clinician workflow in the general care setting with enhanced surveillance monitoring.
This researched analyzed the impact of implementing an improved clinical monitoring system with enhanced surveillance. This enhanced monitoring system was shown to improve patient safety and clinical workflow in inpatient hospital settings. After implementation higher staff satisfaction was shown and reduced average vital signs data collection time by 28%. It improved the availability and accuracy of patient information. However, there was little or no impact on clinical alarms.
Citation: McGrath SP, Perreard IM, Garland MD . Improving patient safety and clinician workflow in the general care setting with enhanced surveillance monitoring. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2019 Mar;23(2):857-66. doi: 10.1109/jbhi.2018.2834863..
Keywords: Hospitals, Inpatient Care, Patient Safety, Provider: Clinician, Quality Improvement, Workflow