On-Demand Webinar: The Burden of Cardiac Telemetry Misuse in the Med Surg Environment

On-Demand Recording

Duration: 1 hour


Cardiac telemetry tracks vital patient data to anticipate and prevent adverse outcomes. However, the misuse of telemetry may delay admissions and/or transfers, increase costs of care, create an additional cognitive burden for clinicians, and overstimulate patients. With these factors in mind, we need to take a closer look at the use of this technology to ensure it optimizes patient care.

If hospitals are able to sustainably incorporate the 2017 AHA guideline recommendations into their standard of care guidelines and practices, the right patients are more likely to be prescribed telemetry and removed from it in a timely manner. These are essential considerations during any digital transformation initiative. 

Join Dr. Kannan Mutharasan, a cardiologist and the medical director at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Angela Murray, BScN, MN, and executive director of Global HEOR at Baxter Healthcare, and DHI's managing editor, Wendy Almeida, as they discuss clinical telemetry research and the path forward to improve telemetry workflows at your hospital.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the clinical, economic, and humanistic burden of telemetry in the med surg environment
  • Address patient safety issues with strategic telemetry workflows
  • Visualize telemetry data and understand trends over time
  • Build guidelines based on best practices in telemetry use that help patients and reduce alarm fatigue for caregivers


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Angela Murray

Executive Director of HEOR, Baxter Healthcare

Angela Murray, BScN, MN, brings over 25 years of clinical and healthcare experience building strategies to optimize access to care, and patient outcomes, and prove the value of various technologies. Her expertise focuses on understanding the burden of conditions and building evidence-based roadmaps to address strengths and gaps in medical technologies for payers, policymakers, providers, professionals, and patients.

Murray is currently the executive director of Global HEOR at Baxter Healthcare, where she focuses on understanding the global clinical, economic, humanistic, and operational burden of different therapy areas and settings, and she leverages different HEOR strategies to collaboratively accelerate new product development, market access, and reimbursement and driving the adoption of technologies.

Kannan Mutharasan, MD

Medical Director of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institue, South Region

Dr. Kannan Mutharasan is an associate professor of medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a cardiologist at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He serves as the medical director of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, South Region, which encompasses Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital. Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital is the second largest hospital in the Northwestern Medicine network and is ranked by US News and World Report as a top regional hospital in Chicago.

Prior to his current role, he served as medical director of Central Telemetry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Mutharasan's current operations and research work are in health services and clinical outcomes focused on program development and implementing quality care for heart failure patients.