Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs, even as patients move about

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 22:30 in Health & Medicine

A clinical warning system undergoing a feasibility study will include wireless sensors that take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data and lab results in the electronic medical record will be continually scrutinized by a machine-learning algorithm looking for signs of clinical deterioration. If any such signs are found, the system will call a nurse on a cellphone, alerting the nurse to check on the patient.

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