Clinical Surveillance Systems Reduce Risks That Thrive in Information Gaps Last Updated: December 1, 2017
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Health Management Technology: Michelle Allen: The data that clinicians and their teams must wade through in caring for hospitalized patients can be overwhelming. Premier data shows that an average of 168 data transactions occur per patient per day, adding up to about 59,000 total daily clinical transactions for a typical hospital. Managing these data transactions without surveillance tools presents the potential risk that something might be missed by front-line caregivers, leading to patient harm, increased costs, and damage to a hospital’s reputation.

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