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Nice concept and the screens as ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:21pm

Nice concept and the screens as such can work well with a system with physicians using Tablet PCs to enter and update when they are mobile on the hospital floor...BD

Informed that her hospital room was equipped with computer screens that could image display her vital signs, medications and other personal information, and even identify the health professionals walking in her door, Carmella Sacramento gave a classic Pittsburgh response.

"Get out," said Ms. Sacramento, 73, of Swissvale, who was hospitalized at UPMC Shadyside for a heart problem. "Isn't that something?" image

The computer system presents other information, including reminders to patients to ask for help in getting out of bed if they are at risk for falls. And a spotlight focuses on image the hand sanitizer dispenser when people enter or leave, reminding them of the need to wash their hands.  Health care workers, who wear small ultrasound devices  developed by Sonitor Technologies, are identified through an ultrasound detector in the room, Mr. Sharbaugh said.

UPMC testing 'smart' rooms

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