Leveraging Actionable Data to Combat Sepsis

Case study by Licking Memorial Hospital

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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.

Learn how Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) improved outcomes and significantly decreased sepsis mortality rates, stemming the tide of sepsis across the organization. By building upon existing EHR functionality with new technology, including real-time communication of at-risk patients and increasing organizational collaboration through interdisciplinary efforts, LMH is saving lives by detecting patient deterioration sooner and providing rapid treatment.

Join this webinar to learn how LMH, a 227-bed community hospital in central Ohio, leveraged its information technology resources as part of a large-scale initiative to reduce sepsis within its environment, including how it:

  • Developed and standardized clinical workflows and documentation
  • Improved sepsis identification using its EHR
  • Implemented sepsis surveillance systems
  • Facilitated real-time communication of critical alerts
  • Detected patient deterioration sooner

What You Will Learn:

  • The risk of sepsis and rapid treatment required to treat it effectively
  • How to leverage technology to assist in identifying and communicating the risk of sepsis in real-time
  • How to form a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team to increase physician and staff awareness

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