Implementing New Technology in a Pandemic: Lessons Learned, Benefits Realized
Early in the COVID-19 crisis, ventilators were in short supply as were clinicians to monitor the devices. Hospitals also needed to protect frontline medical staff by limiting their exposure to infected patients. Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) solved this challenge by connecting ventilators to its medical device network and EHR. Staff from YNHH will explain how the medical device integration and redesigned workflow enabled clinicians to surveil ventilated patients in multiple hospitals while being alerted of clinically actionable events, which limited their exposure to the virus and reduced the use of PPE. This complements the health system’s established InSight Tele-ICU program and aligns with the strategic direction of the health system related to telemedicine and data management.
- Understand how cross-departmental collaboration helped support pandemic response and patient care.
- Understand the potential benefits associated with expanded medical device integration and remote clinical surveillance.
- Hear how expanded access to live, streaming patient data can support long-term strategic initiatives including predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Start Date: 03/04/2021
Event Type: Archived , College LIVE
Lisa Stump, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine
Samantha Herold MS, Clinical Systems Engineer, Yale New Haven Health
Chris Gutmann, MS, Executive Director, Information Technology Services & Clinical Engineering, Yale New Haven Health
Jonathan Siner, MD, Director of Tele-ICU; Clinical Section Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine