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Continuous monitoring tools could save hospitals $20,000 per bed, report says

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Contact-free continuous monitoring, a platform that taps into sensors to measure patients vital signs and other metrics, hold the promise to save health systems $15 billion a year.

That’s according to a new peer-reviewed paper published in Critical Care Medicine.

CFCM is used to monitor heartbeat, respiratory rate, ulcers and patient motion. The technology’s components include sensors placed under a patient’s mattress or in a chair, bedside monitor, central display station and in handheld devices.

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