PubMed article cites $14,600 in net avoided costs per 1000 patient-days using evidence-based systems
McKnights Senior Living (8/16/23) cites Palarum PUP SmartSocksTM among wearable technology innovations for healthcare.
Boston Herald reports Boston VA SmartSocksTM implementation
Sage Journals reports on a study in three Palo Alto VA hospitals that achieved a 50+% drop in falls for patients wearing SmartSocks vs. those who weren’t.
The Joint Commission reported in its 2022 Review of Sentinel Event Data that patient falls still account for the highest number of patient safety events, i.e., those events not primarily related to the natural course of patient’s illness or underlying condition.
Reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a hospital trial assessing the value of increased bed exit alarms showed no significant impact on reducing the rate of patient falls.
More than 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal fall injuries each year. Medicare costs for fall injuries total over $31 billion annually.
A study in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice compares the prevalence of patient falls in hospitals using patient video monitoring versus those using in-room patient sitters.
Medicare cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and those with the highest numbers of infections and patient injuries. See how your hospital is affected.