Search Tag: cardiac monitoring

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Telemetry Overuse

2015 22 Jun

According to a single-centre study conducted by Andrew Doorey, MD, Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del and colleagues, reducing the use of cardiac telemetry outside the ICU is unlikely to miss treatment-changing or life-threatening arrhythmias (LTA). Details are published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study was conducted based on the premise... Read more

Cardiology Management

Project Reduces 'Alarm Fatigue' in Hospitals

2014 13 Nov

While the sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to “alarm fatigue,” meaning caregivers become desensitised to the ubiquitous beeping. To address this problem, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH, USA) developed a standardised, team-based... Read more

IT Management

Guideline-Inclusive Electronic Ordering System Reduces Telemetry Overuse

2014 22 Sep

By integrating the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) guidelines into its electronic ordering system, the Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del., was able to reduce its use of telemetry (monitoring to detect irregular heartbeats) by 70 percent. According to the AHA recommendations, non-intensive care unit cardiac telemetry patients should... Read more

Cardiology Management

CE Approval Awarded to Eluna Pacemaker Capable of Event-Triggered IEGM Transmissions

2014 28 Mar

New BIOTRONIK Pacemaker Series Offers Daily Automatic Data Transmission without Relying on Patient InteractionBiotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series today. The new generation of pacemakers includes single and dual-chamber as well as cardiac resynchronisation (CRT-P)... Read more

IT Management

Partners HealthCare At Home Strengthens Services with Philips

2014 14 Feb

Leading Massachusetts Home Health Provider Aims to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Care Coordination with Philips Hospital to Home programPartners HealthCare At Home has selected Royal Philips support its growing telemonitoring services, providing improved clinical oversight for newly discharged patients and those with chronic conditions, such as congestive... Read more


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