Damian Mingle Named Finalist for Sepsis Heroes Award

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Chief Data Scientist at WPC Healthcare is recognized

Damian Mingle, the chief data scientist for WPC Healthcare, was named a finalist for the 2016 Sepsis Heroes Awards, sponsored by the Sepsis Alliance. Mingle has developed a predictive analytics solution to help hospitals identify sepsis risk before clinical indicators suggest a patient is sick.

This year’s Sepsis Hero, Tom Ahrens, PhD, RN, is a research scientist at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He is being honored for his work to raise sepsis awareness through education and technology applications.

“We are honored to have Damian named as a Sepsis Heroes finalist, and we congratulate Dr. Ahrens on his achievement,” says Ray Guzman, chief executive officer of WPC Healthcare. “Sepsis accounts for five percent of all acute healthcare spending, but the strategy to address sepsis has changed little since 1974. Whether it’s the analytics solution Damian has developed, or Tom’s clinical education sites for healthcare professionals, sepsis demands an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to help give hours back to clinical staff and save lives.”

The full list of Sepsis Heroes will be announced at the Fifth Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala on Sept. 15 in New York. The Sepsis Alliance holds the event during Sepsis Awareness Month to honor people and organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals.

About WPC Healthcare

WPC supports building the “information IQ” of every client to ensure healthcare is ready for whatever comes down the road – next month or next year. WPC Healthcare is the right partner to optimize business and technology processes fueled by accurate, organized data. WPC is an expert in healthcare data, including reimbursement, compliance, integration and predictive analytics. With the right mix of technologists, subject matter experts and data scientists, WPC offers payers, providers and health systems the decision support and business intelligence to transform data into understanding. Visit us at http://www.wpchealthcare.com.

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