The high-reliability ICU

Unifying situational awareness, communication and timely actions to improve patient outcomes: learn more in our free whitepaper “The high-reliability ICU”.

The high-reliability ICU
The high-reliability ICU
Personnel at the limit: digital healthcare reduces the workload of nursing staff.


What the pandemic has exposed in ICUs

The utmost priority in medical intensive care units (ICUs) is getting the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. The pandemic has abundantly brought to light the challenges ICUs worldwide struggle with: In addition to the issues in clinical workforce management, workflows are inefficiently organized and systems are not flexible enough for rapidly evolving situations. All this has an impact on the quality of care.

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Distractions and alarm-fatigue
More than 70% of all alarms in the ICU have no real clinical significance, and therefore lead to no medical action.
Wasted human resources
ICU healthcare professionals dedicate almost 20% of their time on administrative duties - a time which in crisis situations is not affordable to lose.
Communication challenges
More than 90% of medical errors are due to communication difficulties and inefficient team collaboration.
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Distractions and alarm-fatigue
More than 70% of all alarms in the ICU have no real clinical significance, and therefore lead to no medical action.
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Wasted human resources
ICU healthcare professionals dedicate almost 20% of their time on administrative duties - a time which in crisis situations is not affordable to lose.
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Communication challenges
More than 90% of medical errors are due to communication difficulties and inefficient team collaboration.

The future: real-time support systems

Integrated patient data management systems including communication support can increase the quality and accuracy of medical records, increase situational awareness, reduce the frequency of medical errors, or help assess a patient's condition.

Health care professionals (HCPs) use real-time support systems not only to monitor patients' vital parameters remotely, but also to relate them to other factors - such as medication. Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and integrated medical device alarming will further improve workflow efficiency in critical situations.

What's in the paper?

1
Introduction
Issues in ICUs today
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Benefits
Less medical errors, better care quality,
shorter ICU-LOS
2
Problem definition
Complexity of care, staff shortage,
workflow inefficiencies
5
High-reliability ICU
What it is and how to achieve
3
Solution
Integrated data management and
digital communication systems
6
Future improvements
Evolution of digitalization in healthcare systems

What’s in the paper?

1
Introduction
Issues in ICUs today
2
Problem definition
Complexity of care, staff shortage,
workflow inefficiencies
3
Solution
Integrated data management and
digital communication systems
4
Benefits
Less medical errors, better care quality,
shorter ICU-LOS
5
High-reliability ICU
What it is and how to achieve
6
Future improvements
Evolution of digitalization
in healthcare systems

The path towards the high-reliability ICU

Despite the rapid advances in the digitization of healthcare in the last few years, we are only at the beginning of the evolution towards a digitized, high-reliability ICU. Learn what answers digital technologies offer to some of the key issues in intensive care units. Download the whitepaper now!
COVID-19 has shown that digital healthcare needs real-time support systems for the highly-reliable workflows of the future.


COVID-19 has shown that digital healthcare needs real-time support systems for the highly-reliable workflows of the future.


The path towards the high-reliability ICU

Despite the rapid advances in the digitization of healthcare in the last few years, we are only at the beginning of the evolution towards a digitized, high-reliability ICU. Learn what answers digital technologies offer to some of the key issues in intensive care units. Download the whitepaper now!
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