Mount Sinai uses Google Nest to help patients with COVID-19

A new Nest camera console is being used in the Mount Sinai Health System to enhance the safety of patients and staff and help reduce PPE demands.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2020, 4:37 PM

Updated 1,524 days ago

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A new Nest camera console is being used in the Mount Sinai Health System to enhance the safety of patients and staff and help reduce PPE demands.
The hospital system is using the Google Nest to monitor the most critically ill patients with COVID-19.
Nurses on the front line are using more than 100 Nest cameras across the hospital system.
“This technology improves our efficiency by cutting down the number of times our medical team has to enter patient rooms, allowing us to preserve protective personal equipment,” says Robbie Freeman, MSN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Innovations at The Mount Sinai Hospital.“Twofold, it enhances safety for patients because we can keep an eye on everyone from the nursing station, and for our staff, it minimizes the frequency of time spent in-room with COVID-19 patients.”
The Nest cameras allow health care workers to live stream a feed from an inpatient unit and initiate communication with patients.
Google Nest joined efforts with Mount Sinai in April as the virus reached peak levels in New York City.
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