Medical Device Integration Blog

You can change the face of Sepsis. (Yes you!)

Posted by Karen Lund, RN BSN on Sep 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

SAMlogo2014According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, care for persons with sepsis is one of the most costly health conditions with a total healthcare expense of over $20 billion every year.  Why put this burden on hospitals and families?

Early detection, early treatment, lower costs, decreased mortality and better long term outcomes all are dependent on the prompt and correct diagnosis of sepsis. And it’s easy to do if your hospital recognizes their data is a critical asset in fighting sepsis. By compiling all data elements from various systems and utilizing that data to its fullest is an indication your hospital sees the value of its data. 

Why would you only use the four data points of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) to detect sepsis when you could be analyzing and evaluating over 120 different data points from the entire EMR for more accurate early detection and communication? Who wouldn’t want to decrease mortality and the number of catastrophic long-term multi-system organ effects of post-sepsis syndrome? 

Does your hospital see their data as an asset? Look to optimize the use of your data to combat sepsis with Clinical Vigilance for Sepsis software from Capsule.

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