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 [...]
Evaluating the impact of a computerized surveillance algorithm and decision support system on sepsis mortality
Sharad Manaktala, MD, PhD, Stephen Claypool, MD Abstract Objective: We created a system using a triad of change management, electronic surveillance, and algorithms to detect sepsis and deliver highly sensitive and specific decision support to the point of care using a mobile application. The investigators hypothesized that this system would result in a reduction in [...]
Automated surveillance and real-time analysis led to a significant reduction in sepsis mortality at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). A study by researchers Sharad Manaktala, M.D., Ph.D., and others examines how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53 percent [...]
A Huntsville, Alabama, hospital was able to reduce sepsis-related deaths by 53 percent through a program focused on staff education and an electronic surveillance system, according to research published at the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Read the full article from FierceHealthIT.
A pair of clinical informaticist consultants found clinical decision support (CDS) systems to have a positive impact on identifying instances of sepsis and reducing sepsis mortality at an Alabama hospital. According to the research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the combination of a computerized surveillance algorithm and CDS tools amounted [...]
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 [...]