Protecting patients with intelligence.
Our sepsis solution looks for change patterns that might go undetected in early stage sepsis and has been shown to save lives.1 It continuously gathers information from various sources within your healthcare organisation and combines that data with a patient’s vitals. When signs of sepsis are observed, the clinical team is alerted and advised to provide immediate response and treatment.2
Complex medical conditions can be exacerbated by acute kidney injury (AKI), so early detection and prompt treatment is vital. When a person’s serum creatinine changes, our AKI algorithm alerts the clinical team for immediate attention, as well as suggesting tests that may need to be carried out on discharge to manage the condition.
Our Rapid Response solution integrates with our sepsis and AKI algorithms, and is tailored to outreach and rapid response teams. It enables your healthcare organisation to implement procedures to provide immediate interventions to patients when their vital signs begin to deteriorate rapidly and unexpectedly. Early intervention can help save lives and get patients home sooner.3
1: 17 percent reduction in mortality rate at Methodist Healthcare, 1,980 lives saved between 2011 and 2014 at Trinity Health;
2: treatment recommendations are constantly revised with the latest research on sepsis;
3: National Early Warning Score (NEWS), Royal College of Physicians, 2012
Early recognition of sepsis is imperative to early treatment and saving lives. A sepsis clinical decision support system that offers real-time surveillance and electronic alert notification capabilities is more reliable when incorporating trusted clinical definitions of sepsis.
“Combined with the implementation of a rapid response team… paediatric early warning system helped reduce the non-ICU code rate from 0.8 to 0.1/1000 patient days between 2008 and 2009… and sustain this low code rate for eight consecutive years, through 2016."
— William Feaster, chief medical information officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Sepsis is one of the biggest killers in Ireland and across the world, yet it can be treated relatively simply. The difficulty is spotting a complex condition; and here technology can help.
As a patient’s symptoms are assessed, the algorithm calculates the Modified Early Warning System (MEWS)/National Early Warning System (NEWS)/Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) score based on patient age, and alerts clinicians that they are potentially at risk. Clinical intelligence within the system enables healthcare providers across a variety of teams to intervene early and monitor the patient for improvement as the established plan of care is executed.
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