WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new Frost & Sullivan report, Contact-Free Continuous Monitoring (CFCM) is demonstrated to save lives, reduce operating costs and increase hospital revenues.
Today in Washington, D.C., health leaders, patient-care advocates and congressional and administrative representatives will meet to learn why continuous patient monitoring should be placed higher on the public-health technology agenda. (Live stream event access here.)
The gathering, sponsored by EarlySense, is being held concurrently with the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting in order to review clinical and health economic data, legal implications and impact on patient outcomes.
CFCM smart-technologies enable hospitals to monitor clinical status without patients tethered to cables, leads or sensors. These technologies utilize a sensor placed under the patient's bed or chair to measure vital signs continuously without ever touching the patient physically. CFCM is proven clinically to assist clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration, preventing adverse events, including code blues, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls and pressure ulcers. The combination quick-to-respond care opportunities has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions and improve hospital margins.
Now, a new Frost & Sullivan report explores how significantly CFCM technology may impact healthcare institution revenue.
- David W. Bates, MD, MSc, chief innovation officer and senior vice president, Brigham and Women's Hospital Partners Healthcare; internationally renowned for his work regarding the use of health information technology to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. Will present peer-reviewed clinical data on how CFCM improves patient safety and reduce the occurrence of adverse conditions.
- Charlie Whelan, director, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare Consulting Practice, North America, author of Finding Top-Line Opportunities in a Bottom-Line Healthcare Market. Will present for the first time new cost data and financial models on how CFCM helps facilities reduce length of stay, increase capacity for new admissions and secure additional reimbursement.
- Michael Wong, JD, founder and executive director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety, a national expert noted for driving practical solutions to reduce healthcare costs, decrease medical errors and improve patient health outcomes.
- Patricia LaChance, a patient advocate and national spokesperson for continuous monitoring following the death of her husband's post rotator-cuff surgery resulting from pain-medication reaction and slow-response to his in-hospital condition.
Additional information and event schedule available here: http://www.earlysense.com/invitation_dc/
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