Lafayette General Health improves sepsis rates, earns HIMSS Davies Award

Lafayette (Ind.) General Health is a recipient of the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Enterprise Davies Award for its use of technology to improve patient outcomes.

Established in 1994, the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recognizes hospitals and health systems for "excellence in health information technology," focusing on those that have applied technology to improve patient outcomes while also making a return on investment.

Lafayette General deployed an alert system in its EHR that notifies doctors and nurses if a patient is at risk of sepsis. This early detection helped the hospital reduce mortality rates from 16.5 percent to 12.7 percent between November 2015 and February 2017 and saved it nearly $343,682 in expenses.

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