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20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012

Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
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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.

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