Collective Medical launches nationwide functionality to identify sepsis survivors in real-time

In a press release today, Collective Medical announced a nationwide rollout to help support sepsis survivors. Sepsis is the number one driver of hospital costs in the United States and—according to the CDC—accounts for more than one third of hospital deaths and more than $24 billion in hospital expenses. Sepsis is the most expensive all-payer condition in the United States.

For every facility using Collective’s event notification and care collaboration platform—which includes emergency departments, ambulatory practices, skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health clinics and approximately 1,000 hospitals—at no charge, Collective is rolling out notification functionality that identifies patients with a history of sepsis so that care teams may more quickly intervene to address these patients’ unique needs.

Because of the high mortality and morbidity commonly seen in sepsis survivors—a study published by JAMA found that 42.6 percent of severe sepsis survivors were re-hospitalized within 90 days—it’s critical for care teams to know these patients are at high-risk and in need of special attention. Every facility on the Collective network will be notified on patients with a history of sepsis at admission, discharge or transfer. Care teams with existing relationships with these patients will also receive Flags through the Collective platform, which include explicit and relevant clinical information and best practices.

To read the full press release, click here.

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