Keeping a Virtual Eye on Patients - HealthLeaders webinar: How telesitter programs are boosting patient safety while cutting costs

As healthcare systems increasingly adopt virtual observation programs, or “telesitting,” to enhance patient safety and alleviate strain on care teams, the landscape of patient monitoring is undergoing a transformative shift.


Industry leaders—Ashley Iannazzo, DNP, RN, CNL, senior director of clinical operations at UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence; Christine Gall, DrPH, MS, BSN, chief nursing officer at Collette Health; and Sarah N. Pletcher, MD, MHCDS, vice president and executive medical director of strategic innovation at Houston Methodist System—explored strategies for successfully implementing telesitting programs, during the HealthLeaders webinar “Using Virtual Observation to Improve Patient Safety,” sponsored by Collette Health. Among the highlights, the panel pointed out the importance of technology integration, proper staffing, and securing nurse buy-in.


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