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Sepsis Awareness Month: Shocking Levels of Community Acquired Sepsis

Sepsis Awareness Month: Shocking Levels of Community Acquired Sepsis

In the hospital setting, I knew that sepsis accounted for 1 in 3 deaths, increased lengths of stay and increased costs. But I was unaware how many patients were admitted with sepsis already brewing. According to research in Critical Care Medicine, in the United States, over 970,000 sepsis cases are admitted annually, and the numbers have been rising year over year. That’s about 3% of all admission and 60% of the 1.7 million cases reported by the CDC. The Sepsis Alliance reports as many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the community!

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An Academic Approach – What’s That Mean?

An Academic Approach – What’s That Mean?

We study what is already in the published domain for insights on risk models & modeling methods, as well as clinical challenges to learn from other authors. Then, we contribute to the body of knowledge by publishing our methods and results so that others can learn, too.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Getting Smarter with Data

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Getting Smarter with Data

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease and everyone in that family is impacted. More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or...

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Prediction of the 1-Year Risk of Incident Lung Cancer: Prospective Study Using Electronic Health Records from the State of Maine

Prediction of the 1-Year Risk of Incident Lung Cancer: Prospective Study Using Electronic Health Records from the State of Maine

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Early detection of individuals at risk of lung cancer is critical to reduce the mortality rate.
Using data from individual patient electronic health records (EHR’s), we retrospectively developed and prospectively validated an accurate risk prediction model of new incident lung cancer occurring in the next 1 year. Through statistical learning from the statewide EHR data in the preceding 6 months, our model was able to identify high-risk patients, which can be used in population health to inform early detection, preventive interventions and/or enable more focused diagnostics and surveillance.

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A Real-Time Early Warning System for Monitoring Inpatient Mortality Risk: Prospective Study Using Electronic Medical Record Data

A Real-Time Early Warning System for Monitoring Inpatient Mortality Risk: Prospective Study Using Electronic Medical Record Data

The rapid deterioration observed in the condition of some hospitalized patients can be attributed to either disease progression or imperfect triage and level of care assignment after their admission. In this study, data collected from a system-wide electronic medical record (EMR) were exposed to multiple machine learning methods. The prospectively validated algorithm scored patients’ daily and long-term risk of inpatient mortality probability after admission and stratified them into distinct risk groups.
We demonstrated the capability of the newly-designed EWS to monitor and alert clinicians about patients at high risk of in-hospital death in real time, thereby providing opportunities for timely interventions

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Noise or Signal? Rising Risk

Noise or Signal? Rising Risk

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy A couple of years ago (almost to the day) I posted a blog entry on my LinkedIn page about “The Population Health Slide” based on this idea of a sigmoid curve or slippery slope between two extremes. On...

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Population Health Colloquium 2019

Population Health Colloquium 2019

Headed to Population Health Colloquium this March? Check out our top session pick: Using Predictive Risk Solutions to Structure Population Care Programs Tuesday, March 19 | 4:15pm | Workshop Track III Presented by: Gray Ellrodt, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Berkshire...

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Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy We can't let February slip away without emphasizing Heart Health. The month of February was set aside to raise awareness about heart disease and education Americans about the fact that heart disease is...

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