Trying to Prevent Patient Falls, Tennessee Hospital Association Partners with AI Company
After two years in pandemic survival mode, Tennessee hospitals are moving from defense to offense by taking a step forward in preventative care.
In 2021, there was a jump in serious patient safety incidents in hospitals nationwide, as self-reported to The Joint Commission, a nonprofit health care accreditation organization. The most common incident, by far, was falls — 485 cases — as compared to the next highest category at 97.
In March, the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Center for Innovative Solutions announced a partnership with VirtuSense, an Illinois company that uses artificial intelligence to prevent patient falls.