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Penn Medicine uses clinical systems data to reduce sepsis mortality rates


Penn Medicine’s decrease in sepsis mortality rates is credited to its use of data analytics, according to Healthcare IT News.

The Philadelphia-based hospital used clinical systems data and an early warning system to improve care and response times, Christine VanZandbergen, associate chief information officer at Penn Medicine, said in the article. “One of the reasons we chose sepsis was, in terms of altering the care pathway, there is strong evidence to suggest that if you intervene early and appropriately, you can actually decrease mortality rate,” VanZandbergen said.

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