With monitors surveying every part of patients’ bodies, hospital intensive care units appear to be a model of high tech. But systems engineers say ICU’s are actually models of inefficiency because few of those high tech devices talk to each other. Experts discuss how ICU’s could be improved to save lives.
- Dr. Peter Pronovost, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
- Dr. Brian Pickering, intensive care anesthesiologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Links for more information:
- Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality – Dr. Peter Pronovost
- Mayo Clinic – Dr. Brian Pickering