Remote monitoring helps prevent falls at Presence Covenant Medical Center

Presence Covenant Medical Center in Illinois found remote monitoring can help prevent patient falls in the hospital.

In a recent pilot conducted by the facility, employees used video and voice technology to watch patients at high risk of falling to make sure they don't get out bed alone--and if the patient does, they advise the person to stay in bed until a nurse can be called, according to an article at The News Gazette.

During the pilot, according to the article, Covenant was able to stop 15 patient falls in a span of 69 days. Article