OUR GUEST Sean Benson, Vice President of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer Health joined the show once again to give us an Update on Saving Lives with Predictive Analytics
Specifically, we discuss the following with Sean on this episode:
- (4:00) Sean, when we last talked before HIMSS15, you told us how Huntsville Hospital was beginning to see good results working with your team to reduce Sepsis Mortality and recently Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association published the latest details of the success of that effort. What can you tell us about the progress that has been made at Huntsville Hospital in reducing sepsis Mortality?
- (7:41) How important was Clinician buy-in to the results achieved?
- (8:50) What are some reasons that your are finding that Clinical Decision Support systems fail?
- (10:42) Are you seeing similar results in reducing Sepsis Mortality at other health systems?
- (12:13) JAMA recently recommendations a switch from the SIRS-based method for identifying sepsis to the SOFA and qSOFA method. What does all that mean?
- (14:15) Tell us why sepsis is more than a patient safety and quality issue.
- (15:25) What have you learned about patient data?
- (16:54) What have you learned about how clinical workflow needs to be changed to facilitate clinical decision support not just for sepsis but for other conditions?
Listen to our previous interview with Sean.
About Sean Benson
Mr. Benson co-founded ProVation Medical in 1994, which was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2006. Currently, he manages the Innovation Lab, where he focuses on leveraging existing Clinical Solutions assets to bring new products to market. He created ProVation Medical’s coding software and co-developed the ProVation Multi-Specialty Platform, which set the stage for the company’s move into Cardiology, Orthopedics, Urology and General Surgery documentation. Sean has been closely involved in all aspects of the company’s business, including Product Management, Research & Development, Sales, Marketing and Client Services. Mr. Benson has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from St. Olaf College (1990), where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.