Owensboro Health Regional Hospital - Helping reduce alarm fatigue and improve patient safety

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Organization Overview 

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital (OHRH), nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. 

Challenges 

  • Streamline alarm management 
  • Make it easy for clinicians to identify when, from where and why infusion pumps alarm 
  • Send notifications from clinical systems to a single clinical communication application with context about the patient, care team and event 

Vocera Solution 

  • Vocera Engage 
  • Vocera mobile application 

Results* 

  • Helps reduce alarm fatigue with contextual alert and alarm notifications sent to the appropriate clinicians 
  • Helps care team members stay focused, connected and allows them to collaborate productively 
  • Helps make alarm management faster and easier 
  • Helps create a quieter environment with fewer nuisance alarms

 

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