Preventing falls at UHS Hospitals

Fall prevention is a major issue in healthcare organizations. Patient falls not only increase the patient length of stay and healthcare costs but may also trigger lawsuits resulting in settlements of millions of dollars due to patient injury. Hospitals now absorb the extra medical costs of patient injuries sustained in falls, which are considered preventable or “never” events.

Learn how UHS significantly reduced falls at its hospitals by integrating patient bed alerts with CareAware Connect, potentially saving millions of dollars annually and increasing patient throughput.


The speakers, content managers, and planners from Cerner Corporation do not have any relevant financial interests to disclose.

  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Learning objective 1:Describe how the use of CareAware Connect helped prevent falls at UHS hospitals.
  • Learning objective 2:Discuss the benefits of secure text messaging and alerting.
  • Learning objective 3:Identify ways to increase adoption and use of CareAware Connect by members of the care team.
  • Content topics:Device connectivity, Health system operation, Physician, Clinician experience, Clinicals
  • Continuing education credits:CME, CNE, CPHQ
  • Solutions:CareAware, CareAware Connect, Device connectivity, Health System Operations, Real-time Health System
  • Target audience:Clinical, Informatics, Information Technology, Nursing, Physician
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