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“Speeding Sepsis Response: University of Utah Health Reduced Cost & Length of Stay for Septic Patients by 10%”

Becker’s Hospital Review & Spok present*“Speeding Sepsis Response: University of Utah Health Reduced Cost & Length of Stay for Septic Patients by 10%”

Sepsis is survivable, but it must be identified and treated quickly: Once hypotension sets in, the risk of death rises 8 percent with each hour that passes before treatment. University of Utah Health had an inefficient multi-step process to identify and treat sepsis that had potential for error. A physician from the university will share how today alerts that identify at-risk patients are transmitted from the EHR through their enterprise communication platform, allowing for faster patient intervention. The result? A 10 percent reduction in cost and length of stay for septic patients. Another physician will also describe how this model can be applied to other clinical scenarios.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to improve sepsis awareness with your hospital staff and why it’s important
  • How University of Utah Health eliminated manual processes for sepsis identification and notification
  • How to effectively communicate events from your EHR’s clinical decision support tools to the right person in your health system
  • How an enterprise clinical collaboration and communication platform can speed sepsis response and improve other clinical workflows

Presenters: Dr. Devin Horton, hospitalist & assistant professor in the division of internal medicine, University of Utah Health & Dr. Andrew Mellin, CMO, Spok

Target audience: Nurses & Healthcare Executives

Questions should be directed to: christiana_romano@beckershealthcare.com or mmoran@beckershealthcare.com

* NOTE: This is an industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.