HealthOctober 25, 2017

Mosaic Life Care taps Wolters Kluwer POC Advisor™ to reduce sepsis severity and deaths, enhance quality strategies

Wolters Kluwer Health today announced that Mosaic Life Care will leverage the real-time clinical surveillance and analytics of POC Advisor™ to improve sepsis outcomes as part of a larger quality improvement initiative. The clinical intelligence platform is considered a crucial patient safety solution for the nationally-recognized hospital and plays an integral role in advancing its position as a high-quality organization.

A Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired” hospital, the 350-bed Mosaic Life Care provides a full range of healthcare services throughout 23 counties in northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas and southeast Nebraska. It is a past recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network of organizations that share a common commitment to improving the delivery of care through high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based medical care. POC Advisor was chosen for its robust surveillance that exceeded the capabilities of its current electronic health record (EHR) system.

“POC Advisor’s proven patient outcomes and precision alerts met both our technical requirements and clinical expectations,” said Brady Dubois, President of Mosaic Life Care.

“The deep EHR interoperability was key to the selection of POC Advisor, to ensure we are able to leverage Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and other new and emerging integration technologies to optimize usability,” said Brennan Lehman, CIO, Mosaic Life Care.

POC Advisor aggregates, normalizes and analyzes patient data from disparate clinical systems to drive early sepsis detection. Hundreds of rules are built into the platform to account for possible comorbidities and medication abnormalities. This enables prescriptive alerts that have demonstrated unprecedented levels of sensitivity and specificity, alerting clinicians to patients at risk without alert fatigue. POC Advisor is the only sepsis surveillance solution with scientifically proven outcomes, as published in a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association that found it cut sepsis mortality in half, reduced related 30-day readmissions by 30 percent and lowered lengths of stay.

“With Mosaic Life Care’s reputation as a technological innovator, it's fitting that their implementation of POC Advisor will leverage the next wave of interoperability standards to achieve optimal integration with one of the industry’s leading EHR systems,” said Sean Benson, Vice President and General Manager of Specialized Surveillance at Wolters Kluwer Clinical Software Solutions. “It is the ideal environment in which to realize the full value POC Advisor brings—clinically, technologically and financially.”

For more information on POC Advisor, visit www.pocadvisor.com and follow @POC_Advisor on Twitter.

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