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"Nursing is a work of heart." It's a perfect way to describe the passion and dedication nurses have for their profession, which Americans have ranked as the most honest and ethical for 14 consecutive years.

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Becker's Hospital Review
Enhanced Communication Key to Reducing Nurse Burnout, Improving Care
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77 lives: That’s how many patients Houston Methodist Hospital saved over a nine-month period in 2014 and 2015 after deploying an early warning system that continuously scans the electronic health record (EHR) to identify patients whose condition is deteriorating.

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Health Data Management
How Houston Methodist Uses EHR Data, Assessments to Save Lives
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In hospitals, alarms on patient-monitoring devices create a cacophony of noise day and night - beeping, pinging and ringing so often that doctors and nurses ignore them, turn them off or just stop hearing them.

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Wall St. Journal
At the Hospital, Better Responses to Those Beeping Alarms
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Yale New Haven Hospital's nurse SWAT team goes beyond just responding to changes in patients' status. It uses predictive data to anticipate problems, and intervenes at the earliest signs of decompensation.

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HealthLeaders
Predictive Data Cuts Mortality by 30%
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After his mother died from a fatal but preventable complication of heart surgery in 2003, Michael Rothman, PhD, couldn't help but wonder why no one had noticed that her health was deteriorating before it was too late.

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Today's Hospitalist
An Early Warning System: Scoring Software Helps Detect When Patients are Deteriorating
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The use of a clinical surveillance tool powered by the Rothman Index helped 11 nursing units at Houston Methodist Hospital significantly reduce risk-adjusted mortality and sepsis mortality

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Healthcare Informatics
At Houston Methodist Hospital, a Health IT Initiative Supports an Intensive Patient Safety Push
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Embarking on a "quest for unparalleled value," YNHHS has pared down spending system-wide in four categories.

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Health Leaders
How Yale-New Haven Health System Cut Spending by Millions
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Houston Methodist, a world leader in advanced medical care, has implemented a state-of-the-art early warning system that is saving lives and drastically improving patient outcomes.

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Houston Chronicle
Houston Methodist's PeraTrend Early Warning System Aids in Patient Assessment
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Last week, I had the benefit of attending the first annual National Symposium on Value Innovation at Yale, hosted by Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) leadership.

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Healthcare Informatics
Yale New Haven Health System Shares Lessons Learned On its Value Journey
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to achieve Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS. Leveraging data analytics has been a significant initiative and commitment of time, said Srinivasan Suresh, MD, the hospital's chief medical information officer.

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Healthcare IT News
Case study: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Develops Customized Prediction Indicator for Children with PeraHealth
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One South Carolina hospital is leveraging a commercialized solution that brings the value of the Rothman Index directly to nurse managers, in order to reduce patient mortality, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance efficiency.

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Healthcare Informatics
One South Carolina Hospital is Leveraging a Commercialized Solution that Brings the Value of the Rothman Index Directly to Nurse Managers
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Data analytics, cybersecurity and interoperability were some of the key themes at this years HIMSS conference.

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Hospitals & Health Networks
Wrapping Up HIMSS15
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Ben Franklin said, “You may delay, but time will not.” In no case is this saying more appropriate than when preparing for the end of life, where ample research supports the benefits of earlier preparation.

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Becker's Healthcare
Caring Instead of Curing: Recognizing Palliative Care Need Before It’s Too Late
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The reason we gravitated to an electronic surveillance system is based on the fact that we rely heavily on information technology and the IT to keep tabs on what are very complex patients with a lot of data. We’re taking care of the sickest patients in western Pennsylvania.

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HIStalk
HIStalk Interviews Robert Clark, MD, Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's electronic surveillance framework for hospitalized kids is poised to significantly reduce false-positive identification of serious health conditions.

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Healthcare IT News
Hospital Slashes False-positive Diagnoses with CDS Platform
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Organizations are starting to see a return on investment in the form of data analytics. Unlike information stored in paper records, digital data can be manipulated and analyzed with the click of a button, providing insight into why patients get sick and how providers can prevent that from happening.

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For the Record
Get at the Heart of Clinical Information
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