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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 patient data from disparate clinical systems to deliver timely and highly accurate sepsis alerts and patient-specific advice to clinicians at the point of care. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, RUMC will deploy POC Advisor to reduce sepsis rates by enabling diagnosis at the earliest, most treatable stages. Sepsis, the body’s overwhelming response to infection, is often fatal to patients if clinicians don’t begin treatment in a [...]

By | 2017/08/04 at 8:32 AM|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

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 enables real-time analysis of physician notes for infection sources, chronic comorbidities and other clues to the presence of sepsis. Doing so improves the efficacy of sepsis alerts and patient-specific treatment advice POC Advisor delivers to clinicians at the point of care. "The advanced algorithms and NLP built into Hiteks' Insight platform parses clinical notes in less than one second to identify infection sources from real-time EHR data feeds, allowing us to build [...]

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. Sepsis continues to be a major challenge for the nation’s healthcare providers. Claiming 258,000 lives annually in the U.S., it remains the deadliest condition treated in hospital critical care units. It is also the most expensive to treat, with an estimated annual financial burden of nearly $24 billion. “Despite medical and technical advances, the solution to sepsis continues to evade the medical community. This is particularly frustrating for [...]

Wolters Kluwer’s POC Advisor Receives Top Recognition in Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition

October 13, 2016 - The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and FierceMobileHealthPayer. Wolters Kluwer’s clinical surveillance product, POC Advisor™, received top honors in the “Clinical Information Management” category as well as an overall award of “Best in Show: Fiercest Cost-Saving Solution.”  The Fierce Innovation Awards promotes the competitive spirit and initiative that spurs the development and implementation of game-changing services, technologies and solutions. Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Aspirus, Cook Children’s Health Care System and JFK Health System, among others. [...]

Wolters Kluwer to Present on the Financial Benefit of Improved Sepsis Outcomes at Becker’s CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference

July 26, 2016 – The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will discuss how one hospital has saved millions in care costs through the improved early detection and treatment of sepsis at the upcoming Becker’s Hospital Review CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference. During “The ROI of Technology-Enabled Sepsis Mitigation,” Sean Benson, Vice President and General Manager of POC Advisor for Wolters Kluwer Clinical Software Solutions, will explore how Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital utilized real-time clinical surveillance and data analytics from POC Advisor™ to reduce sepsis mortality by 53%, as documented in the June 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). The presentation will take place July 28 at 3:40 p.m. in the [...]

By | 2016/07/26 at 2:00 PM|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

JAMIA Study: Wolters Kluwer Surveillance System Reduces Sepsis Deaths

May 25, 2016 – The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) has published a study by researchers Sharad Manaktala, MD, PhD, et al. detailing a significant reduction in sepsis mortality using automated surveillance and real-time analysis. The study examines how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53% during a 10-month period using a combination of clinical change management and electronic alerting from POC Advisor™, a highly-accurate clinical decision support (CDS) software. The system’s alerts detect sepsis early and guide clinicians to deliver the appropriate treatment, resulting in a breakthrough in alert accuracy, reaching 95% sensitivity and 82% specificity during the [...]