National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission recognize HCA Healthcare for its algorithm-driven sepsis early warning technology

From HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), the parent company of Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center, as well as one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that it has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) with the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for its pioneering work using artificial intelligence to help reduce sepsis mortality.

Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy, known as SPOT, received the award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the national level. SPOT goes by the popular dog name because it sniffs out sepsis in a way humans cannot. Its algorithm continuously monitors vital signs, lab results, nursing reports and other data to detect often subtle changes in a patient’s condition and alerts clinicians to signs of sepsis in patients, as much as six hours earlier than previously, so they can take appropriate action.

“The current public health climate of COVID-19 has emphasized now more than ever the importance of early detection of life-threatening illnesses,” said Dr. Jonathan Perlin, HCA Healthcare’s chief medical officer and president, clinical services group. “We are honored to receive this respected award for our technology that helps clinicians detect sepsis earlier, accelerates treatment, improves the care provided to patients, and helps save lives.”

Sepsis is an overwhelming infection that can lead to total body failure, taking the lives of approximately 270,000 Americans each year. A case study on SPOT was featured in the May-June issue of NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery.

HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses the significant data it collects from approximately 35 million annual patient care episodes to inform and improve the care it provides to patients. HCA Healthcare’s national clinical data warehouse, which receives information from the electronic health record, is the heart of HCA Healthcare’s data ecosystem, providing the ability to aggregate and analyze data streams in real time and feed tools like SPOT that, in turn, provide actionable information to caregivers.

The Eisenberg Awards bring together the quality community to recognize groundbreaking initiatives in health care that are consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy: better care, healthy people and communities, and smarter spending.

The awards recognize major individual, local and national achievements in health care that improve patient safety and health care quality.

“This year’s Eisenberg Award recipients have demonstrated both a positive impact on the patients they serve as well as fulfilling the quality community’s mission to ensure that care is measured and can be improved,” said Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, president and chief executive officer, National Quality Forum.

The patient safety awards program, launched in 2002, honors the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, former administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). An impassioned advocate for health care quality improvement, Eisenberg was a member of NQF’s founding board of directors, chaired the federal government’s Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force and personally led AHRQ’s grant program to support patient safety research.

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About Central Florida Regional Hospital

Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia counties. The hospital provides the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation, complete imaging services and The Baby Suites. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care at its main location as well as at Heathrow ER located at 4525 International Parkway in Sanford.

About Central Florida Regional Hospital

Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia counties. The hospital provides the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation, complete imaging services and The Baby Suites. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care at its main location as well as at Heathrow ER located at 4525 International Parkway in Sanford.

About Oviedo Medical Center

Oviedo Medical Center, the new 64-bed acute care hospital, provides a full range of healthcare services to east Seminole County and surrounding communities. Services include medical and surgical inpatient units, intensive care, medical cardiology, telemetry, cardiac catheterization, inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services including labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary services, comprehensive diagnostic imaging and 24/7 emergency care.  Oviedo Medical Center is designed with the patient in mind with personalized care, all private rooms and the newest medical technology available. Oviedo Medical Center is located at the intersection of Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 426, adjacent to State Road 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay).  In addition to its main campus, Oviedo Medical Center provides comprehensive emergency care at Baldwin Park ER, a freestanding emergency department located at the intersection of S.R. 436 and Hanging Moss Road in Orlando.

About HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market

HCA Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services that include approximately 184 hospitals and 124 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states and England. HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market includes four hospitals: Central Florida Regional Hospital (with Level II Trauma Center) in Sanford, Oviedo Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center (with Level II Trauma Center) in Kissimmee and Poinciana Medical Center, as well as four freestanding ERs and multidisciplinary physician practices. It is slated to open UCF Lake Nona Medical Center early 2021.

 

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