12/31/2013

A study in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association found that the Stop Sepsis pilot initiative implemented at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has decreased the mortality rate associated with sepsis in the facility's emergency room and several inpatient floors by 40%. The provider's EMR platform was leveraged in the program to help staff members determine potential sepsis cases. "[U]sing our EMR data, we're also able to measure [our] response in terms of timeliness and outcomes, including transfers to intensive care and mortality," said Dr. Charles Powell, chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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