The device costs about $7,500 per bed, a price that the company says is justified by reducing patient falls, bed sores, and readmissions, according to Clay Garber, EarlySense director of sales-Northeast region.
"While clinical improvements and outcomes are important, in today's hospital environment, it's also important to provide return on investment," he says.
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Corrected 09/16/13: An earlier version of this article misstated the extent to which Newton-Wellesley hospital used the new monitoring device. The device is used in 150 beds, not 258 beds.