Looking to leverage its clinical surveillance and analytics to reduce sepsis mortality and morbidity rates, Baton Rouge General Medical Center will deploy POC Advisor from Wolters Kluwer Health, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. The clinical intelligence platform will be a central component of the hospital’s overall clinical and technology strategy.
“Using advanced technology is key to preserving and restoring health,” says Bennett Cheramie, vice president of information technology at Baton Rouge General. “By making our front-line team members aware of patients with sepsis, POC Advisor will help us treat sepsis in its earliest stages.”
POC Advisor delivers accurate, real-time sepsis alerts and advice to clinicians at the point of care. The platform aggregates and normalizes patient data from disparate clinical systems and automatically analyzes the information using hundreds of rules that account for possible comorbidities and medication abnormalities, maximizing accuracy and preventing alert fatigue.
“Baton Rouge General has a national reputation for clinical excellence and has consistently been at the forefront of patient care,” says Sean Benson, vice president and general manager of specialized surveillance at Wolters Kluwer Health. “Wolters Kluwer is honored that POC Advisor has been chosen to support the hospital in its ongoing provision of exceptional care.”
Baton Rouge General has 588 licensed beds between two campuses, offering care from neonatal intensive care to hospice. In addition to receiving multiple patient safety awards from Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades, Baton Rouge General was named a 2017 ‘Most Wired’ hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
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