Patient monitoring, wearable devices, and the healthcare information ecosystem

Craig S Webster*, Thomas W L Scheeren, Yize I Wan

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Conventional patient vital signs monitoring fails to detect many signs of patient deterioration, including those in the critical postoperative period. Wearable monitors can allow continuous vital signs monitoring, send data wirelessly to the electronic healthcare record, and reduce the number of unplanned admissions to intensive care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-758
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number5
Early online date29-Mar-2022
Publication statusPublished - May-2022


  • big data
  • cost
  • patient monitoring
  • quality and safety
  • rescue
  • system redesign
  • wearable devices

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