Focus Area: Health Information Technology
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Virtual Online WebEx
Meeting Date & Time:
The date is tentative and will be finalized based on the availability of registered participants.
Sepsis has evolved into one of the most urgent medical issues facing our healthcare system today. A recent study puts the number of severe sepsis cases in the U.S. at 3 million annually. And it is deadly, with an in-hospital mortality rate of 14% to 30%, resulting in an estimated 750,000 deaths each year. That’s more than the number of U.S. deaths from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.
Moreover, readmissions are common in sepsis survivors with significant resultant cost and mortality. With a 30-day readmission rate for sepsis of 26% and a 180-day readmission rate of 48%, it creates a “revolving door” that gets costlier and riskier each time. The annual cost of sepsis readmission is estimated to be $17 billion in Medicare recipients alone. Dire statistics like these drive efforts to create better early warning response systems (EWRS) for sepsis.
The SIG Special Interest Group (SIG) brings together a select group of professionals involved with critical care to define and develop an advanced sepsis ontology. As an expert-guided knowledge map, the ontology will provide meaningful context to a sepsis early warning and response system that includes complex, real-time predictive, prescriptive and risk detection capabilities.
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ironSAGE works closely with domain experts across a wide-range of industries and markets. The Sepsis SIG (Special Interest Group) is aimed at guiding a select group of experienced critical care, infection prevention, quality and safety, and performance improvement professionals through the innovative process of defining, developing and documenting a sepsis-specific ontology that will be used to guide advanced cognitive machine learning models that significantly improve real-time sepsis detection and prediction within active clinical care settings.
In advance of the briefing, SIG participants can expect to receive: a complete participant roster, high-level overviews of the desired sepsis early-warning detection and response solution, and supporting information on active and recently completed sepsis research studies and/or pilots as available. The group’s March 2018 Phase I opening meeting agenda is as follows:
The Phase I deliverable output is a high-level clinician-defined open-source sepsis ontology developed through collective knowledge, insight and expertise. Follow-on group communication and collaboration will be coordinated as needed.
SIG participants consistently rate senior-level interactions and purpose-driven discussions as one of the top reasons for participation. Therefore, all participants must be senior level management executives, directors, department heads, committee leaders, or equivalent. You should be involved in the management, implementation, development, acquisition, recommendation, or evaluation of enterprise solutions, systems or processes relevant to this SIG.
Panelist invited to participate in the Sepsis SIG include, but are not limited to the following organizational titles:
There is NO COST to invited participants. To register, please complete the invitation request form below. You will be contacted with information regarding group access credentials and materials. Note: The date is tentative and will be finalized based on the availability of registered participants.
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* Please use subject line: Sepsis Early Warning & Detection #87
SIGs are expert panels established around major industry initiatives and/or organizationally specific priorities. Within each SIG, we actively engage leading industry experts to define new open source knowledge maps that support applications for advanced fusion analytics. Each SIG-defined knowledge map captures domain-specific critical human reasoning and can be tailored to decision support systems based on a specific institutional requirement or use case. Benefits include:
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