Sepsis Index

Sepsis. It’s about more than money.

Is your facility doing all it can to save more lives?

What if your hospital could determine, with up to 95% accuracy, the likelihood that incoming patients had sepsis or were likely to acquire sepsis within the facility?

Even with an industry focus, more than 258,000 people die every year from sepsis. Can‘t we do better? With data science we can.

The High Cost of Sepsis

Sepsis survival rates depend primarily on early detection and treatment. Once a septic patient nears the 36 hour mark, the infection holds and his/her likelihood of survival plummets.

Certainly lives are at stake, but the companion problem is the escalating cost of sepsis (both hospital acquired and cases acquired outside the hospital that drive readmissions and escalating expense). Currently, there are 1.6 million cases of sepsis in the U.S. annually, and this number is on the rise. Take a look at these facts:

  • 62% readmitted within 30 days
  • 28% mortality rate
  • 40% of all ICU costs

The price tag for this epidemic is $20.3 billion annually and growing—with each case costing health systems from $35,000 to in excess of $100,000.

What hospital organizations need is early identification.

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The WPC Sepsis Challenge

Getting the Treatment Timing Advantage

WPC’s Condition Awareness Platform leverages data science to deliver the time necessary to effectively treat sepsis by identifying it early. For decades, clinical indicators have been the accepted method of detecting sepsis. Although accurate, even combinations of these traditional clinical indicators don’t trigger action quickly enough.

Developed by one of the country’s leading data science companies and validated by one of the largest hospital corporations in America, WPC is now ready to share the discovery. With hundreds of variables distilled down to the most impactful, WPC creates an individual algorithm specific to each facility that matures and learns over time.

The platform’s effectiveness is based on both predictive analytics and the flexibility of implementing the notification into the clinical workflow. Hospitals operate differently, even among facilities within the same regional system or super system. Working with the leadership team, nursing staff and physicians, WPC creates the optimal solution proven to save lives and reduce expenses.

The WPC Process

  1. Uses historical client data to train and customize the model
  2. Incorporates real-time client data from registration to predict patient’s probability for sepsis
  3. Notifies healthcare providers that they should suspect sepsis in just-admitted patient
  4. Providers deploy sepsis bundle or other clinical protocols

The Sepsis Index Process

1. WPC: TapRoot Platform

  • Patient arrives at hospital beginning the WPC process

2. Hospital Registration

  • External data combined with hospital data
  • Sepsis algorithms applied
  • A patient is identified as septic or has a high risk for sepsis

3. Hospital Notified Patient At Risk
Customized Delivery:

  • Text to change nurse
  • Secure email
  • Phone call
  • Direct feed to EHR

4. Treatment Path

  • Hospital staff reviews notification
  • Physician initiates treatment path (if needed)

5. Patient Management

  • Care team manages patient with heightened awareness

6. Patient Discharge

  • Discharge data sent to WPC for post-discharge analysis

7. Post-Acute Management

  • Combine external data with feed from hospital
  • Apply proprietary algorithm
  • Post-acute providers receive patient at-risk notification

8. Readmissions

  • Readmissions are reduced by addressing sepsis risk proactively

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For a review of how the Sepsis Index could impact your facility in terms of savings and lives, please reach out and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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