A Tribute to a Cool Uncle | A Sepsis Awareness Month Story

A Tribute to a Cool Uncle: A Sepsis Awarnes Month Story

By: Tommy Hodge September 13th 2021 When you have a small family, losing a piece can leave a very noticeable void in your life. That empty space was created when our Uncle Chuck was taken from us far too soon in December 2017 after he lost a brief, sudden battle with sepsis. He was just […]

Keep on Playing | A Sepsis Awareness Month Story

Keep on Playing: A Sepsis Awareness Month Story

By: Natalie Cheng September 8th 2021 September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis claims 270,000 lives a year in the United States. For every hour that it goes undetected in a patient, mortality increases by 10%. Sepsis Awareness month is all about creating visibility for a condition that affects so many, and this month we will […]

What is the Swiss Cheese Model and what does it have to do with sepsis management?

What is the Swiss cheese Model and What Does it Have to do with Sepsis Management?

By: Sarma Velamuri, M.D., Natalie Cheng September 1st 2021 Have you heard of the Swiss Cheese model? Just in case you were wondering, it doesn’t pertain to food exactly. The Swiss Cheese model actually describes a hospital’s defenses against failure when modeled as a series of barriers with each barrier represented as slices of Swiss […]

Dallas County Achieves Milestone: 500K COVID-19 Shots Administered

Dallas County Achieves Milestone: 500k Covid-19 Shots Administered

By: James Hearn, Jim Cunningham August 30th 2021 Dallas County’s Fair Park Vaccination site recently achieved a major milestone by administering over 500,000 shots. With this achievement, the Fair Park Vaccination site has solidified its place as one of the largest distributors of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Innoculate, Luminare’s vaccine distribution workflow […]

Is Sagitta Right For Your Hospital? | Sepsis Management

Is Sagitta Right for Your Hospital? Sepsis Management

By: Natalie Cheng August 23rd 2021 To start, Sagitta is our sepsis workflow accelerator. The tool addresses a major medical emergency: sepsis. According to the Sepsis Alliance, did you know the following about sepsis? Sepsis kills 270,000 Americans every year —one death every two minutes. Sepsis is the most common killer of children worldwide, causing […]

Do you feel more efficient in your healthcare organization?

Do you feel more efficient in your healthcare organization?

By: Natalie Cheng August 2nd 2021 Technology has changed the lives of many and continues to impact every industry. Think about it. Without our current technology, we wouldn’t have access to communication channels across the globe. Technology has enabled us to attend a doctor’s appointment even if you aren’t in the same time zone. So […]

Safety First: Making Healthcare Data Security A Priority

Safety First: Making Healthcare Data Security A Priority

By: Natalie Cheng July 26th 2021 Security – it’s a basic human need. In order to move up through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to achieve self-actualization, you need to feel secure. In terms of healthcare organizations and as a patient, you need security as well– specifically healthcare data security. For healthcare, we have the Health […]

Turning Healthcare Data into Insight with AI and Machine Learning

Turning Healthcare Data into Insight with AI and Machine Learning

By: Natalie Cheng July 19th 2021 “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, Former Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard What Carly Fiorina said reinforces the fact that data is valuable, but only when it is turned into something that can be acted upon (insight). You can look at a […]

HL7, FHIR, and eCQM Explained

HL7, FHIR, and eCQM Explained

By: Natalie Cheng July 12th 2021 HL7, FHIR, and eCQM are acronyms used frequently when speaking about interoperability and quality in healthcare. Those that have worked in healthcare IT should be familiar with these terms. However, what do these acronyms mean and how do they affect the healthcare industry? To start, Health Level Seven International […]