Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has selected PeraHealth’s real-time clinical surveillance software to improve clinician communication and to detect subtle patient health problems.
PeraHealth’s suite of solutions is powered by the peer-reviewed Rothman Index which will be accessed at the teaching and research hospital and at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, where the Pediatric Rothman Index will be implemented.
The company said PeraHealth requires no additional manual data entry for nurses or other staff rather it can automatically pulls and computes data from all major electronic health record (EHR) systems.
The data is translated into a 0-100 Rothman Index score and presented in a clear graph that trends a patient’s condition across any care setting.
Additionally, PeraHealth solutions will also help clinicians to remotely monitor patients across multiple care settings for preemptive rapid response team intervention and for chronic disease management to help determine when to discharge patients.
The new solution deployed will also help during daily interdisciplinary rounds to optimize ICU bed utilization and to facilitate conversations and make recommendations about the need for palliative care.
The Pediatric Rothman Index is now used at seven of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals representing 2,300 beds, 111,000 annual inpatient admissions and three million annual outpatient visits.
“PeraHealth solutions alert doctors and nurses earlier to these types of issues by clearly trending patient condition in real-time,” said PeraHealth CEOStephanie Alexander.