Smart Rooms Aim to Reduce Errors

McKinney, Maureen
April 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2008, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p16
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The article reports on the development of a smart room at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania to reduce medical errors. Developed in-house, the smart room launched in October 2007 and is scheduled to expand to 24 rooms in the spring of 2008. Two monitors are positioned at the patient's bedside, one for the patient, one for hospital staff, who are given small tags using ultrasound technology. When they enter a room, the staff person's name and reason for being there shows up on the patient's monitor.


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