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Cardiology Management

Overreliance on Monitoring Telemetry Systems

2015 26 Oct

Healthcare providers typically rely on automated arrhythmia detection algorithms in physiologic monitoring systems to help them identify of any critical or abnormal changes in a patient's ECG. However, the ECRI Institute recently published a report that talks about the hazards of overrelying on these monitoring systems.  There is no doubt that these... 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

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