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Saving Lives with AI: Using the Deterioration Index Predictive Model to Help Patients Sooner


A Novant Health facility used a predictive model to identify hospitalized patients who were at risk of deterioration more quickly, reducing mortality by 22% and saving an estimated 153 lives over 11 months.

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Fentanyl Testing in the ED

Only 5% of Overdose Patients Tested for Fentanyl, #1 Killer of Americans 18-45

While standard toxicology screenings test for opiates, chemicals extracted from natural sources such as morphine (an indicator of heroin use), most of these screenings do not detect fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Patients who are treated in the emergency department for overdoses are tested for fentanyl in only 5% of cases, and fentanyl is detected in almost 50% of these tests. As overdose deaths from synthetic opioids were 18 times more likely in 2020 than in 2013, updating screening protocols to include fentanyl testing would be prudent.

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