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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

MINNEAPOLIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - 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 [...]

By | 2017/10/25 at 11:24 AM|POC Advisor News, POC Blog, Press Releases|

POC Advisor in the News: 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

By | 2017/10/05 at 12:25 PM|Industry News, POC Advisor News, POC Blog|

POC Advisor in the News: 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 [...]

By | 2017/08/23 at 9:59 AM|Industry News, POC Advisor News, POC Blog|

POC Advisor in the News: 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 [...]

By | 2017/07/18 at 8:17 AM|Industry News, POC Advisor News, POC Blog|

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. [...]

By | 2017/05/09 at 6:28 PM|POC Advisor News, POC Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2017/04/26 at 2:15 AM|POC Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2016/11/22 at 2:56 PM|POC Blog|

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 [...]

By | 2016/10/13 at 2:04 PM|POC Blog|

Health IT Drastically Improves Sepsis Care

Sepsis is one of the most challenging conditions for healthcare systems around the globe and is a major concern to providers. In the United States alone, sepsis annually claims more than 258,000 lives, with some estimates putting the toll as high as 750,000 deaths. It remains both the deadliest condition treated in hospital critical care [...]

By | 2016/09/14 at 5:08 PM|POC Blog|

Illinois Mandates Sepsis Protocols with Gabby’s Law

Improving early detection and treatment of sepsis is now a priority for Illinois hospitals, which were mandated to adopt, implement and routinely update sepsis protocols when Governor Bruce Rauner signed Gabby’s Law in August. The law is named for 5-year-old Gabby Galbo, who tragically succumbed to sepsis in 2012, becoming one of approximately 8,000 sepsis-related [...]

By | 2016/09/07 at 1:51 PM|POC Blog|