Lunch & Learn - Intersection of Clinical & Business intelligence: Why Optimization Save Lives | Houston Chapter of HIMSS

May 24, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Mays Clinic, Room ACB1.2345 1220 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030

Currently sepsis is estimated to affect 1.5 million people, resulting in more than 250,000 American deaths each. Despite being an enormous healthcare impact to the US public and growing each year the most effective treatment modality - antibiotics do not reach patients in time due to a lack of early identification. Large numbers of patients with sepsis are undetected early enough in the hospital either when present on admission or when they develop sepsis in the hospital. i.e. in the United States one person dies every six minutes from insufficient analysis of data that is readily observable at bedside. This means, existing widely adopted electronic medical record systems are not geared to address this problem. We will outline the complex interactions between a healthcare team of 7+ people and their interaction with various pieces of technology and the impact on the patient's life and how optimizing workflow with technology saves time and lives while decreasing operational costs.