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Beth Israel aims to enhance ICU care with $5.3M grant

By Rajiv Leventhal Healthcare Informatics January 28, 2014

Backed by a $5.3 million granted from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California, the Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) will work to use IT and patient engagement to reduce the overall risk of harm in the intensive care unit (ICU).

BIDMC officials say they will use this opportunity to define the “burden of harm” in the ICU, including the loss of dignity and respect, as it moves to a systems approach to eliminating preventable harm.  It has the goal of providing timelier, more informative, and more actionable information to intensive care patients, families and providers. The goal is to develop tools to support interventions designed to eliminate preventable harm in the ICU, officials say.

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