On-Demand Webinar

Rethinking Sepsis: The Promise of Global Clinical Surveillance


Despite years of intense focus from global improvement initiatives, sepsis remains at the top of hospital quality efforts, as clinicians strive to detect sepsis earlier and to prevent the condition from advancing to septic shock. The effects of sepsis are both sobering and well known: more than 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with sepsis, and of those, about 250,000 cases are fatal. Efforts to tackle the sepsis challenge are equally well known: CMS sepsis guidelines, shaping how hospitals identify and treat sepsis, were revised in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2018. Nearly all hospitals acknowledge the problem of identifying sepsis accurately while minimizing false positives, as well as the perennial challenge of guideline and bundle compliance. Hospitals also continue to debate definitions of sepsis, “time zero,” and official start of treatment for the required treatment time windows.

With these challenges in mind, and timed with Sepsis Awareness Month, PeraHealth is pleased to offer a special webinar focused on how global clinical surveillance has the potential to transform sepsis management. The core focus of the webinar: how can predictive, real-time clinical surveillance support hospitals in their effort to battle the multiple, thorny challenges presented by sepsis? With our partners achieving proven, scientifically-validated results that include a 26% reduction in sepsis mortality, we believe the Rothman Index (RI) can be a transformative tool in sepsis management.

During the webinar, attendees will

  • Understand the capabilities of the RI to effectively reflect patient condition across the care continuum, and to provide clinicians with time to intervene when a patient is deteriorating
  • Review the most current challenges in sepsis management, including the implications of the new CMS bundles and the perennial challenge of finding objective, timely and effective data that allows for the correct identification of “time zero”
  • Understand the limitations of existing tools and mechanisms for managing sepsis
  • Review the concept of the RI as the core of real time, global clinical surveillance
  • Learn about the power of global clinical surveillance to support proactive sepsis identification
  • Absorb several case studies of how our hospital partners are successfully impacting sepsis cost and mortality through using the RI.