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Sepsis Alliance mourns loss of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to sepsis at age 74

Sepsis Alliance joins with billions of people around the world in mourning the death of Muhammad Ali, the boxing legend known as “The Greatest.” Ali, who had been battling Parkinson’s Disease since his diagnosis in 1984, has died from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes after having been admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital five […]

JAMIA study: Wolters Kluwer surveillance system reduces sepsis deaths

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) has published a study by researchers Sharad Manaktala, MD, PhD, et al. detailing a significant reduction in sepsis mortality using automated surveillance […]

Results of Wolters Kluwer-Huntsville Hospital study on reducing sepsis morbidity and mortality to be unveiled at Becker’s Hospital Review annual meeting

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will announce the findings of its study on the impact of real-time clinical surveillance and data analytics on an Alabama hospital’s sepsis mortality rates at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting Stephen Claypool, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer, and […]

A New Tool for an Old Fight: Using Electronic Surveillance and Alerts to Detect Sepsis

Historically, sepsis has been one of the most important medical conditions in the United States, yet it is not properly appreciated by many in terms of its real significance. Unlike heart disease and cancer, where most people at least generally know about the tremendous number of deaths and the financial impacts they create, sepsis is somewhat […]

POC Advisor and Hunstville Hospital show decline in sepsis in critical-care units

In the United States, sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospital critical-care units. The condition progresses rapidly and becomes more deadly every hour it goes untreated, so early diagnosis and treatment is vital. A study done at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama showed a 53-percent decline in sepsis mortality when accurate evidence-based notifications were […]

2024 HIMSS AI in Healthcare Forum

Healthcare and technology professionals will gather for two days of thought-provoking panels, visionary keynotes, expert-led education sessions, interactive networking, live solution demos, real-world case studies and more at the 2024 HIMSS AI in Healthcare Forum, Sept. 5-6 in Boston.  

HHS Study Shows In-hospital Delivery-related Maternal Death Rates Decreased More than Half from 2008 to 2021

A large nationally representative study shows in-hospital delivery-related maternal mortality rates improved 57% between 2008 and 2021, despite identified increases in severe maternal morbidity (SMM). This observational study of over 11 million hospital discharges, conducted by the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and published in JAMA Open Network , intends to more clearly define trends and risk factors leading to maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States and to improve overall national prevention and treatment efforts.

First-Ever Randomized Clinical Trial Using ACS NSQIP Data Shows Reduction in Surgical Site Infections

The first-ever randomized clinical trial linked to registry data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) shows that for patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy, also known as the Whipple procedure, a change in antibiotics before the procedure reduces the rate of surgical site infections (SSIs). The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).