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A Minnesota hospital is addressing the problem of overmonitoring patients with an order set in the electronic health record that prompts clinicians to limit monitoring and unit assignments to only what is needed. However, introducing the system was not without challenges.
Financial Disclosure: Author Melinda Young, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Jesse Saffron, Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin, and Nurse Planner Margaret Leonard report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.