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Solution for the COVID-19 Bed & Provider Shortage

By Heather Hitchcock
March 13, 2020

Virtual care can enable anytime, anywhere monitoring. It is no secret that at the center of COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that there simply aren’t enough ICU beds  to support the number of cases. Also at the top of the list are concerns around...

A Critical-Care Challenge: The Real Danger of COVID-19 for Hospitals

By Heather Hitchcock
March 13, 2020

“Shifts in the way that healthcare is delivered during a COVID-19 outbreak response will be complex.” The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) included those thoughts in its  “Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for...

Virtual ICUs Enhance Hands-on Care

By Heather Hitchcock
March 11, 2020

Can someone behind a screen really predict an event before a caregiver at the bedside? With real patient monitoring and patient-centered analytics at scale, the answer is yes. While digital analytics will never replace the caring hands at a...

Big Data, Bigger Possibilities: Medical Device Integration at Scale in Today’s Healthcare Environments

By Heather Hitchcock
March 05, 2020

The ability to truly change healthcare has been locked away for years.  Even more frustrating is that it has been locked away in plain sight – right next to the very patients it is supposed to help us save.

State of Alarm Management Should Alarm Hospitals

By Heather Hitchcock
February 28, 2020

Patients lose sleep over them. Nurses run from room to room to silence them. Family members even learn to “help” by turning them off themselves.

Transforming the EMR into a Clinical Surveillance Tool

By Heather Hitchcock
February 20, 2020

My phone rang late one Friday night. On the other end of the line was a physician at the end of his proverbial rope. “I can’t do it,” he said, desperation in his voice. “I can’t tell another mother that I don’t know why her baby died. Four hours...

Data Problems: Where Have We Heard This Before?

By Heather Hitchcock
January 27, 2020

It was as if she were speaking for clinicians everywhere when Reenu Eapen, M.D., said what was on everyone’s mind: “Data comes at us from all directions. The ability to prioritize and analyze it effectively in taking care of our patients is a very...


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