On-Demand Webinar

The Rothman Index: An Earlier Warning System

What You Will Learn

The Rothman Index enables an earlier warning system – giving clinicians hours, and sometimes days, advance warning to have more impact on patient outcomes. It goes beyond vitals-based monitoring to provide constant, advanced surveillance and trending for any patient, any disease, and any unit. Using nursing assessments, the Rothman Index outpaces any other clinical surveillance score like MEWS, NEWS, and other systems…with more timely and accurate warnings.

A recent Yale New Haven Health project using the Rothman Index showed that after 14% of alerts (or one out of every seven alerts), patients who were assessed received at least one intervention…or a change in the plan of care due to the assessment. In other words, the alerts were meaningful, and patients got care they may not have otherwise gotten.


Michael Stadler, MD, FACS, Assoc. Professor; Assoc. Chief Medical Officer, Medical College Physicians/Froedtert Hospital; Chief, Div. of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin

Jonathan Fullerton, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, PeraHealth

Suggested Attendees

Hospital executives, clinicians, and care managers 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.


July 17, 2019, 1-1:30 p.m. ET