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Healthcare informatics solutions

The digital maturity level of healthcare organisations has significantly increased over the last ten years. Clinical practice across venues of care is ever more reliant on enabling IT solutions and applications. As a result, clinical workflows have evolved and brought new IT challenges for healthcare organisations to deal with. Today’s heterogeneous or best of breed environments within healthcare IT mean it’s often difficult for organisations to ensure standardisation of end users’ methods of accessing various software platforms. Our decades of experience recommend a three-stage approach: discovery, transformation and adoption.

Discovery

The discovery stage is a data driven review of organisational technology needs, benchmarked against international standards and the standards of best in class organisations. This results in a prioritised roadmap focusing on the most appropriate investments and initiatives for your organisation.

Transformation

During the transformation stage, Cerner and the client team will implement all the agreed recommendations and initiatives from the discovery stage. The scope of such an implementation will inevitably vary due to the specifics of the findings and the business priorities to be addressed at each organisation.

Adoption and management

At this stage, the focus is on consolidation and adoption of the improvements achieved during the transformation stage. It is vital to embed the workflow changes of the project in order to realise the benefits of your investment and the partnership with Cerner.

FAQs

Why ‘St John’ Sepsis Agent?

The sepsis agent is named after our first Cerner client, St John Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In honour of our first partner helping lead the vision, our first early warning alert system is also named after St John.

No, the alert is an indicator of possible sepsis. It is notifying the nurse that the patient has signs indicative of sepsis. The patient care order is not diagnosing the patient but instead giving guidance that the patient should be assessed for sepsis criteria.

The alert will only fire to nurses who have an active relationship with the patient. This is typically the bedside nurse.

Yes, each facility can set their own reference ranges for each and sepsis clinical concept.

When a patient meets 2/5 SIRS criteria + 1 sign of organ dysfunction. SIRS criteria includes: temperature, heart rate (pulse rate), respiratory rate, glucose, WBC and bands. Organ dysfunction criteria includes: total bilirubin, creatinine, lactic acid, systolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure.

These clinical events include total bilirubin, creatinine, lactic acid, systolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure.

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