Raising an alarm, doctors struggle to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era

Interesting article on the need to revise and upgrade ICUs – https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/07/hospital-icu-modernize/  with a focus on connecting systems that currently don’t talk to one another. Points out a lot of the flaws – too many alarms and alarm fatigue; too much data – hard to tease out what’s important in all of that information (about 2000 data points per patient per day); devices that can’t share information nor share information with an electronic record. Some insights into how to fix it – some simple apps and sensors, sharing of data (dependent on manufacturer’s building in interoperability), including the patient and family, using additional expertise via telemedicine connections.

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