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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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Rush University Medical Center to Deploy POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer as Central Component of Sepsis Reduction Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that POC Advisor™, its real-time clinical surveillance and analytics platform, will be deployed by Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) as part of the hospital’s ongoing effort to improve sepsis outcomes. POC Advisor aggregates, normalizes and analyzes […]

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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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Wolters Kluwer Expands Analytics and Clinical Intelligence of POC Advisor with Hiteks Solutions’ Sepsis-Focused Natural Language Processing Platform

MINNEAPOLIS—June 27, 2017 – Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that POC Advisor™, its real-time clinical surveillance and analytics platform, will integrate the Natural Language Processing (NLP) solution from Hiteks Solutions, Inc. for inclusion of structured and unstructured documentation to make them immediately actionable.  This […]

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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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Stopping Sepsis in its Tracks

Sepsis, a serious condition that arises from the body’s response to infection, can cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, sepsis is the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals, at a cost of $23,663,000. The Sepsis Alliance website notes that […]

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Nebraska Medicine Selects POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer to Improve Sepsis Outcomes

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Nebraska Medicine will integrate POC Advisor™ into clinical workflows to improve sepsis outcomes. POC Advisor uses real-time clinical surveillance and analytics to deliver highly accurate sepsis alerts and patient-specific treatment advice to clinicians at the point of care. […]

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