Technology & Medical Devices


Technology and Medical Devices

Technology and medical devices play a critical role in the delivery of modern health care. New technology and medical devices are revealed at an astonishing rate. This section provides strategies and tools to manage the human side of technology and medical devices.


Clinical Alarm Management
Improvement through collaboration

Project aim: Identify processes to eliminate non-actionable alarms, make priority and actionable alarms more effective, and influence medical device design that supports recommended changes.

Medical devices used to monitor patients are built with alarms to alert health care personnel when the patient’s vital readings are outside of a desired range. Other devices, such as an IV pump alarm when a medication is complete or if there is some interruption in delivery.