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The Next Frontier of Clinical Monitoring: Current and Future Directions of Remote Surveillance Technology

Nathan, Naveen MD*

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004352
Infographics: Infographic

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (

Published ahead of print 26 June 2019.

The Infographic is composed by Naveen Nathan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( Illustration by Naveen Nathan, MD.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Advances in wireless communication systems have set the stage for application in clinical monitoring. Safavi et al1 describe in detail the fundamental differences between conventional information streams as they exist today in hospitals and wireless biometric sensors that can relay a large quantity of clinical and physiologic information for remote surveillance. This infographic illustrates a simple schematic of such systems and summarizes the use potential for these designs as it pertains to the field of anesthesiology. The reader is encouraged to explore the review article and its accompanying editorial for a comprehensive understanding of this emerging technology.

ICU indicates intensive care unit; OR, operating room; PACU, postanesthesia care unit.

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1. Safavi KC, Driscoll W, Wiener-Kronish JP. Remote surveillance technologies: realizing the aim of right patient, right data, right time. Anesth Analg. 2019;129:726–734.
2. Jalilian L, Cannesson M, Kamdar N. Remote monitoring in the perioperative setting: calling for research and innovation ecosystem development. Anesth Analg. 2019;129:640–641.
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