Bernoulli is honored that the editorial board from Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology (BI&T), the peer-reviewed journal for Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), has awarded a writing team from Bernoulli and Virtua Health with Best Research Paper of 2017 for their publication: “Continuous Surveillance of Sleep Apnea Patients in a Medical-Surgical Unit.” The research paper was published in the May/June 2017 issue of BI&T. According to the BI&T editorial board, “This paper is an important contribution to the literature on safe and effective methods for detecting opioid-induced respiratory depression.”

Bernoulli CEO Janet Dillione says in a release, “We celebrate this award with Virtua Health. Together, we’re working hard to help educate hospitals and healthcare providers on not only the dangers of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), but also the real opportunity to mitigate that risk using Bernoulli’s real-time clinical surveillance as this research shows. We are proud to be helping healthcare providers improve patient safety. Nothing is more important than that.”

The authors of the research were Dana Supe, MD, MBA, DABSM, program director for clinical patient safety at Virtua Health and medical director of operations at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County; Leah Baron, MD, chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at Virtua Memorial Hospital; Tom Decker, systems integration architect for Virtua Health; Kyle Parker, systems integrator for Virtua Health; Jeanne Venella, DNP, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, chief nursing officer for Bernoulli; Sarah Williams, RRT, MBA, senior product manager for Bernoulli; Kari Beaton, BSN, director of enterprise solutions for Bernoulli; and John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, chief analytics officer for Bernoulli.