chart of a new era of patient monitoring

A new era of IDN-wide patient
 monitoring has arrived.

A new era for patient monitoring video

  • The strategy: IDN-wide Patient Monitoring 16:48
  • Legacy vs. New Thinking 31:42
  • Considering Costs 36:15
  • Quick Wins 43:03

Over the past few years, the pandemic and sudden surges in admissions have given us a better understanding of what is needed for Physiological Monitoring. IDN design must allow for quick expansion, total visibility and emergency preparedness.”

Thomas P. Cushing, MS, RN

Critical care nurse, IT systems advisor, first responder

Tom Cushing wears many hats: critical care nurse, lieutenant and first responder at his local volunteer fire department and Principal IT advisor at one of the largest healthcare systems in the Northeastern U.S. With a multifaceted perspective comes a deep understanding of the cross-functional needs and opportunities in patient monitoring – from helping clinicians and IT teams work more efficiently, to making it easier to scale when the need arises, to seamlessly tracking patients along their treatment journey.


Listen as Tom shares how making a seismic shift in patient monitoring system design and deployment delivers clinical, technological, financial and operational benefits, both within surge periods and times of normal operation. 


You’ll learn:

  • Tom’s approach to devising and deploying an IDN-wide patient monitoring ecosystem
  • Tom’s case to his leadership team that led to an innovative approach to purchasing
    and implementing patient monitoring systems across their sites
  • Best practices and words of wisdom when creating and implementing a patient
    monitoring system
  • What to look for in your next patient monitoring system and a patient monitoring system


Thomas P. Cushing, MS, RN, Principal Advisor for IT applications

Greg Sitkiewicz, North America Business Leader of Hospital Patient Monitoring at Philips

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