Clinicians now access real-time sepsis monitoring alerts from Wolters Kluwer in the EHR at Tift Regional Medical Center

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer, Healthcare, today announced that Tift Regional Medical Center, the flagship hospital in Southwell, a Georgia nonprofit healthcare system, has integrated POC Advisor, its sophisticated algorithm for monitoring sepsis and its monitoring solution, in the hospital’s Cerner electronic health recording (EHR) workflow. The integration aims to improve early sepsis identification and care delivery and reduce alert fatigue. Featuring alerts in the Cerner workflow, POC Advisor provides highly accurate sepsis identification and clustered compliance that clinicians can trust.

Marie Roof, Chief Information Officer at Tift Regional Medical Center, said, “Our goal is really to improve overall quality. We chose POC Advisor to move the brand on clinical quality metrics, including sepsis bundle compliance. She continued, “We understand that the key to improvements is communicating timely changes in patient status to clinicians. Accurate and early identification of sepsis is the first step towards improving overall compliance and ultimately reducing length of stay and overall patient outcomes.

Motivated by better sepsis management

Prior to choosing a comprehensive sepsis monitoring solution that integrates with its EHR, Tift had a piecemeal approach to identifying patients with sepsis and managing sepsis performance. Low-quality alerts were often ignored, and nurses managed compliance of the MS-1 set with manual processes. Bedside teams were concerned about alert fatigue, inefficiency, and the possibility of missing important steps of care.

With Cerner EHR integration, POC Advisor detects patients with sepsis, and when doctors and nurses access the patient’s record, POC Advisor displays alerts with Tift’s sepsis command sets, ensuring that evidence-based care is provided consistently. In addition to point-of-care alerting, Tift’s Sepsis Coordinator uses POC Advisor’s central monitoring dashboard to monitor the entire hospital and ensure sepsis patients are receiving compliant care to overall sepsis.

“We respect the best of the breed. The solution available to us in the EHR had low sensitivity and specificity for detecting and alerting to sepsis, and we don’t have the developers on staff to create our own system,” Roof said. “Choosing a solution like POC Advisor gave us what we needed and made it easier to implement the solution in our hospital.”

Proven experience in the management of sepsis

“We are thrilled that Tift Regional Hospital chose POC Advisor as their sepsis monitoring solution and that our collaboration with Cerner ensured seamless integration at the point of care,” said Karen Kobelski, Vice President and General Manager. clinical monitoring, compliance and data solutions. at Wolters Kluwer, Health. “Smarter, evidence-based alerts that work in a clinician’s workflow, instead of adding to it, are harder to dismiss and can lead to faster interventions for better health outcomes. sepsis.”

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About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers and the tax, finance, auditing, risk, compliance and regulation. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by delivering expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer achieved annual sales of €4.6 billion in 2020. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs around 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer provides trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students in effective decision-making and outcomes in healthcare. We support clinical efficiency, learning and research, clinical monitoring and compliance, and data solutions. For more information about our solutions, visit https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/health and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @WKHealth.

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