At Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the number of sepsis patients treated within the first hour of diagnosis has jumped from 11% to 80%.
The improvement is attributed to real-time decision support in Epic, which helps clinicians diagnose sepsis as soon as possible and choose the right antibiotics to treat the source of infection.
“This is not an IT program that sits in the basement,” said Dr. Jag Ahluwalia, the trust’s digital director. “This is just how a 21st century hospital has to function. What is the data telling us? How can we help our clinicians use that data to treat people effectively… and, ultimately, to save lives?”
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