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September 12, 2012 12:01 AM Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Sick Kids Get Constant Care
Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Transitional Care Center treats kids with complex conditions that can require tracheotomies or other help with their breathing, and thus need constant observation. The U-shaped physical layout of the unit posed a problem: Patients at the end of the hallway are far from the nursing station and difficult to monitor.
In a recent renovation, the hospital added a central monitoring room with a video and vitals monitoring system. A medical tech watches up to 19 patients on a real-time, high-definition video surveillance system, similar to those used in retail stores and office buildings. The tech also monitors a patient's EKG and blood oxygen levels, ready to notify a nurse if there's a problem.