Software can track patients' need for care, nurse leader says

08/2/2011 | HealthLeaders Media

Parrish Medical Center in Florida uses a patient acuity system that assigns nurses based on patients' needs rather than on providers' workload. The hospital can also use the system as a tool to track outcomes. The rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections has fallen to only one in the past six months, and nurses' morale has risen, says Edwin Loftin, Parrish's vice president of nursing.

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