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Sepsis Performance Going Public: What You Need to Know

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publicly reporting hospital sepsis scores starting in July 2018, there’s a new sense of urgency for hospitals to address increasing cases of sepsis. Find out what your hospital can do to prepare for this new development in sepsis reporting, and learn what steps you can take to improve your own sepsis management.

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Halifax Health: Interoperability & Active Screening Keys to Optimizing Sepsis Strategy

For many hospitals, the decision to re-assess the tools they use for their sepsis strategy is made only after every other avenue with their EHR has been exhausted. Many will seek out third-party sepsis solutions that integrate with their existing EHR, and perhaps even other clinical systems like pharmacy and labs, to gain faster access […]

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Mosaic Life Care Taps Wolters Kluwer POC Advisor™ to Reduce Sepsis Severity and Deaths, Enhance Quality Strategies

Wolters Kluwer Health today announced that Mosaic Life Care will leverage the real-time clinical surveillance and analytics of POC Advisor™ to improve sepsis outcomes as part of a larger quality improvement initiative. The clinical intelligence platform is considered a crucial patient safety solution for the nationally-recognized hospital and plays an integral role in advancing its […]

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How Early Sepsis Detection Can Save Lives: A Call for Help During National Health IT Week

Sepsis is a unique condition in that its cure is already established. What’s needed is a better way to detect it before it’s too late. See how POC Advisor is contributing to the solution. Read more at Healthcare Informatics.

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Integrated Decision Support Platform Tackles Sepsis

Wolters Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, will integrate its POC Advisor real-time clinical surveillance and analytics platform with the Natural Language Processing (NLP) solution from Hiteks Solutions Inc, New York, for inclusion of structured and unstructured documentation to make them immediately actionable. The collaboration will make possible real-time analysis of physician notes about […]

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Halifax Health Engaged in Stealth War on Sepsis

A single question drives some of the decision-making in the emergency room at Halifax Health Medical Center: Does this patient have an infection? In medicine, few things are as elusive as sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition triggered when the body responds to an infection. If it’s caught early, it can be contained and treated. But […]

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Unpacking “Analytics in a Modern Healthcare Setting” at the Health IT Summit

The volume of patient data is growing exponentially—as are the innovative ways it can be leveraged to improve clinical and non-clinical outcomes. Those ideas will be the focus of a May 11th panel discussion at the Health IT Summit in Chicago that includes Wolters Kluwer’s own Stephen Claypool, MD, medical director of Clinical Software Solutions. […]

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New York’s Sepsis Leadership Saves Lives

In 2012, The New York Times released an article covering the tragic death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton, who died from sepsis days after cutting his arm in a fall at school. Last week, five years later, the newspaper released a follow-up article highlighting the impact that his death has had on the New York healthcare […]

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Improving Health System Financials by Targeting Sepsis Outcomes

In previous posts, I have noted the heavy toll that sepsis takes on patients and their families. In addition to the human toll, there is also a significant financial burden. With a national price tag of $24 billion a year, the financial cost of sepsis cannot be ignored. My colleague, Dr. Steve Claypool, has written […]

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L’Oreal Women of Worth Recognizes Orlaith Staunton for Work in Sepsis Awareness & Prevention

On March 28, 2012, Orlaith Staunton’s 12-year-old son, Rory, fell at school and cut his arm. What began as a minor injury quickly escalated. When he began exhibiting symptoms, such as vomiting, fever and pain in his leg, she took him to the emergency room. Rory’s doctor gave him fluids, diagnosed him with a stomach […]

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