Continuous Virtual Monitoring (tele-sitter) Program

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Project Overview

Mitigating the risk of patient falls and behavioral issues is a major challenge in U.S. hospitals. These issues are costly for hospitals and can lead to poor patient outcomes. The continuous virtual monitoring program uses technology to monitor high risk patients in the acute care setting and to replace costly in-room patient sitters and/or restraints. Through innovative use of technology, program tracking data indicates this program has potential to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient safety, outcomes, and employee experience. The MUSC COE examined the implementation, utilization, and outcomes of this program.


  • Medical University of South Carolina


  • Emily Warr, MSN, RN
  • Jillian B. Harvey, PhD, MPH
  • Dee W. Ford, MD, MSCR
  • Rebecca Verdin, MHA


  • Inactive