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Baton Rouge General to Combat Sepsis with Wolters Kluwer Clinical Intelligence Platform

Looking to leverage its clinical surveillance and analytics to reduce sepsis mortality and morbidity rates, Baton Rouge General Medical Center will deploy POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer Health, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. The clinical intelligence platform will be a central component of the hospital’s overall clinical and technology strategy.

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CHIME Interview Series: Brian D. Patty, VP, CMIO, Clinical Information Systems, Rush University Medical Center

In this interview, Patty discusses how benchmarking surveys have allowed pinpointing where physician efficiency issues reside, what the seven domains are to address physician burnout, and how an NLP engine is changing the game for sepsis prevention. Additionally, he touches on telemedicine and how Rush has found success in the areas of Movement Disorder and […]

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POC Advisor in the News: 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.“Saving one’s life or one’s child’s life should not be luck of the draw.” These were the words that stuck with me most when I interviewed Ciaran Staunton last week, the […]

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Sepsis Awareness Beyond September

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, HIT Leaders & News interviewed Sean Benson, Vice President and General Manager of Specialized Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health, to learn more about sepsis’ impacts and the factors hospital administrators ought to consider when creating an effective plan of action to improve health outcomes and lower cost at the same […]

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Wolters Kluwer and Vocera Arm Halifax Health with Rapid Sepsis Identification Solutions for Improved Patient Outcomes and Safety

Wolters Kluwer Health and Vocera Communications, (VCRA) have teamed to arm Halifax Health with a high-powered surveillance solution to advance its battle against sepsis. Linking the real-time clinical surveillance and analytics of the POC Advisor platform with Vocera’s hands-free communications technology and mobile app accelerates the diagnosis of sepsis and the timely delivery of patient-specific […]

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Integrated Decision Support Platform Tackles Sepsis

Wolters Kluwer will integrate its POC Advisor real-time clinical surveillance and analytics platform with the Natural Language Processing (NLP) solution from Hiteks Solutions Inc, for inclusion of structured and unstructured documentation to make them immediately actionable. The collaboration will make possible real-time analysis of physician notes about infection sources, chronic comorbidities, and other clues to […]

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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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Hospital Cuts Sepsis Deaths With Surveillance, Extra Training

The estimated annual cost of treating patients with sepsis is approximately $20 billion in the United States, making sepsis the costliest medical condition in this country. Each year, an estimated 750,000 people die from sepsis in the U.S. But according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, a hospital in […]

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The Cure for Dysfunctional CDS

Effectively delivering clinical decision support (CDS) interventions to the point of care has proven to be a significant challenge for many hospitals and health systems. These projects often fail to drive meaningful improvements and, in some cases, make matters worse. One study found that clinicians ignore EHR safety notifications between 49 percent and 96 percent […]

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