Sentara Healthcare adopts AI system to predict sepsis

Sentara Healthcare implemented a new sepsis detection system this year to help predict patients who may be at risk for the life-threatening condition, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

The Norfolk, Va.-based system had previously created its own sepsis alert system that used nine data points to detect the first signs of sepsis in patients. The new system uses artificial intelligence to analyze about 4,500 pieces of EHR data and predict sepsis before it occurs.

Once the algorithms identify a patient at high risk of developing sepsis, the detection system sends an alert to clinicians on the patient's medical chart. The alert also offers providers clinical guidance for next steps.

Sentara Healthcare partnered with the analytics company Jvion to develop the system.

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