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An implementation science approach to promote optimal implementation, adoption, use, and spread of continuous clinical monitoring system technology.

Dykes PC, Lowenthal G, Faris A, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(1):56-62.

Failure to rescue – the lack of adequate response to patient deterioration – has been associated with adverse patient outcomes, particularly in acute care settings. This article describes two health systems’ efforts to implement in-hospital Clinical Monitoring System Technology (CMST) which positively impacted failure-to-rescue events. The authors identified barriers and facilitators to CMST use, which informed the development of an implementation toolkit addressing readiness, implementation, patient/family introduction, champions, and troubleshooting.