Vanderbilt University Medical Center Improves Health Outcomes and Financial Performance Through Continuous Monitoring of Low-acuity Patients

by Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a highly respected comprehensive healthcare facility in the Mid-South region of the United States. Leaders like VUMC lead the way for safer patient care and improved health outcomes. So, when Brian Rothman, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Multispecialty … Continue reading

Stories Shared at First Meeting of National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety today released the patient stories it shared at the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids. “We hope that the adverse events and deaths of patients who have suffered opioid-induced respiratory compromise may serve as inspiration to encourage the adoption of … Continue reading

Survey, Experience Confirms Continuous Electronic Monitoring With Capnography Boosts Patient Safety and Lowers Healthcare Costs

By Harold Oglesby, RRT, Manager, Pulmonary Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Candler Health System, and Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (This article first appeared in Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection Control.) Though continuous electronic monitoring of all patients receiving patient-controlled analgesia is not a universal practice among the nation’s hospitals today, a … Continue reading