August 28, 2019

Sentara uses AI-based tool to predict sepsis

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Virginia) is using a sepsis prediction tool to help alert physicians and nurses when a patient is at risk of developing the infection, the August 26 Reading Eagle reports.

The tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) to run some 4,500 pieces of patient data through an algorithm that assesses sepsis risk.

If the patient is deemed high risk, the tool posts an alert that notifies a physician or nurse the next time they open the patient’s chart. The alert also links to clinical guidance to help providers determine what to do next.

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