Guthrie Clinic's virtual nursing saves $7M in labor costs

Sayre, Pa.-based the Guthrie Clinic's virtual nursing program was able to reduce the health system's reliance on travel nurses and saved the organization $7 million in labor costs, EpicShare reported Aug. 7. 

Guthrie created a virtual command center, dubbed the Pulse Center, which it integrated with Epic. 

The command center allows remote nurses to monitor patients visually using cameras and two-audio way communication. 

The program was able to extend the reach of bedside nursing and lower the amount of travel nurses working at Guthrie, which went from 172 full-time employees to 98 between April 2022 and April 2023.

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