Making the Stars Align When Time Matters: Leveraging Actionable Data to Combat Sepsis

Date: 03/22/2018
Event Type: AEHIT LIVE , Archived
Session Speaker(s):

Sallie Arnett, Vice President of Information Systems at Licking Memorial Health System

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Event Information

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Time matters when dealing with this medical emergency. Early recognition and treatment have been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this dangerous condition. One of the most effective methods to assist physicians in identifying sepsis is through a data-driven approach. By building upon existing EHR functionality with new technology, including real-time communication of at-risk patients, and increasing organizational collaboration, Licking Memorial has improved outcomes and mortality rates at the hospital, stemming the tide and risk of sepsis across their organization.