Parity Computing Launches Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis

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New software aids caregivers in detecting sepsis.

Parity Computing today announced the launch of Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis, a powerful new software system for aiding providers in caring for patients at potential risk of sepsis.

A study of the system’s clinical results is being presented this week at the International Sepsis Forum’s 2012 Symposium in Paris. The study, by sepsis researchers at Cooper University Hospital, reports that Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis “is able to identify the presence of sepsis and correlate with meaningful patient-centered outcomes.”

Sepsis was declared a global medical emergency by the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) in 2010, with Konrad Reinhart, M.D., Chairman of the GSA, noting that "Tens of millions of people die from sepsis each year, making it the likely leading cause of death worldwide.” In the U.S., there are over 750,000 cases of sepsis annually, resulting in high mortality and a cost of over $17B to the healthcare system, with mortality for septic shock exceeding 50%.

“Early detection and treatment are essential to improve sepsis outcomes and costs — every hour matters. But successful early detection is complex and costly, requiring a high level of expert caregiver attention. Our software automatically monitors all patients in the hospital all the time, issuing alerts that bring immediate attention to at-risk patients,“ said Steve Nathan, CEO of Parity Computing.

Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is distinguished by its use of natural language processing, real-time intelligent filtering of device signals, and an approach to high prediction accuracy driven by machine learning. “Our software provides a unique combination of early alerting and an extremely low false positive rate. This is critical to the success of our approach because clinicians will not use a system unless it provides significant value while avoiding the ’alarm fatigue‘ caused by many traditional alerting systems,“ said Dr. Christopher Rosin, Parity’s Chief Scientist.

Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is currently in operation at multiple centers in the U.S., including Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, California. “We consider this system an important part of our strategic direction because it represents the leading edge of technology for meaningful, real-time clinical decision support that truly empowers our staff to provide outstanding care to patients.”, said Doug Drumwright, CEO of Parkview Hospital.

Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis does not require any significant clinical workflow changes, and depends only on patient data already being collected as part of the current standard of care.

About Parity Computing

Parity Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent automation solutions to organizations in the science, technology, and medical industries. Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is a product of the healthcare analytics division of Parity Computing. For further information see http://www.clinicalvigilance.com.

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