The Rothman Index helps organizations to detect sepsis earlier, lower cost per case, prevent unplanned ICU transfers, reduce 30-day readmissions, and optimize palliative care consults. 


The Rothman Index is the only proven algorithm that derives one simple score from the vast amount of data in the electronic medical record to create a picture of any patient’s condition over time – any age, any disease, any unit. It can detect patient deterioration hours or days earlier than existing scores and systems, and is the first patient deterioration surveillance solution of its kind to receive FDA 510(k) clearance. Our clients are hospitals and clinicians who need to identify patients at risk of rapid decline, make decisions about transfer and discharge, predict the risk of severe infection, and improve the overall efficiency and quality of care.

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Sepsis mortality reduction

Customer Analysis

Yale-New Haven Health

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Decrease in unplanned ICU transfers

International Journal of Nursing Studies

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Hospital readmission rate
Lowest rate in the region achieved

Shannon Skilled Nursing Facility

Turning loss into meaning

“In the beginning, we decided that we would judge our success based on if we could save one other person.”

– Michael Rothman, PHD., Co-Founder

Predictive, Real-Time
Clinical Decision Support

Continuous measure of patient condition across all patient populations and clinical settings. Solutions seamlessly integrate within clinical workflow through EMR integration and decentralized surveillance centers.

Rothman Index Solutions Support:

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There are thousands of data points in our electronic medical record, and as clinicians we can only keep track of a finite number of them. It’s always a challenge to kind of sift through all the data…It (the Rothman Index) really becomes a shorthand, a way of letting people know the status of the patients…if they’re doing well, if they may be a little more concerning and need to have another set of eyes or maybe stay on an acute care unit a little longer. It has become part of the culture here.

Jonathan Ringo, MD
President & Chief Operating Officer, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

The Rothman Index is helping to save lives that at one point we would have considered unavoidable deaths.

Katherine Walsh, RN
VP of Operations & Chief Nursing Officer, Houston Methodist St John Hospital

The Rothman Index helps guide our admission and discharge decisions across the healthcare continuum. Our team also uses the Rothman Index to train new graduates in critical thinking skills.

Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Shannon Medical Center

It’s now a reflex. Just like looking at vital signs and progress notes, we look at the Rothman Index score and see where we are, what we need to do, and how we’re going to get there.

Nihar Desai, MD
Assistant Prof. of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Health System

Our Clients Include

Helping You Manage COVID-19

The Rothman Index (RI) is here to help the healthcare community manage the COVID-19 patient journey.
Powered by machine learning, The RI puts existing EMR data to work and generates actionable insights toward patient intervention. Our hospital-wide patient surveillance platform generates a universal score of patient condition that is trended over time and provides early warnings of patient deterioration for doctors and nurses.

Health System Impact:

  • Enhanced communication
  • Reduce unplanned transfers to the ICU
  • Reduced mortality
  • Reduced non-beneficial ICU days
  • Improve palliative care consults