Rush University Medical Center

Rush alleges monitoring system put patient safety at risk in lawsuit

Rush alleges monitoring system put patient safety at risk in lawsuit

Rush University Medical Center spent $18 million on a patient monitoring system that didn't work as promised and put patient safety at risk, the academic medical center is alleging in a lawsuit against the company that made the system.

Rush filed the lawsuit against Pennsylvania-based Draeger Inc., late last week in federal court in Chicago. Rush alleges that it spent $18 million installing the Draeger system between 2012 and early 2016, but the system had major problems.

Attempts to reach Draeger for comment were not immediately successful Tuesday.

Alarms meant to notify nurses and doctors of problems with patients were unreliable and inaccurate, Rush alleges....

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