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Past Research

Previous work on patient surveillance is the result of a collaboration of a multidisciplinary group of engineers, nurses and clinicians to study continuous patient monitoring on general wards. The group has won the ECRI and AMII awards, obtained a grant by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and authored multiple posters and publications.

DHMC is internationally recognized as worldwide leader in postoperative patient monitoring on regular patient units and has one of the lowest published postoperative respiratory complication rates in the nation. Following our leadership, other health care institutions, such as Vanderbilt, Gainesville and Mount Sinai, are implementing similar system with our consultation.

Our group has given presentations nationally and internationally on these topics, including lectures at the National Patient Safety Foundation meeting.