SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rothman Healthcare Corporation (RHC) announced a partnership today with Orlando Health to inaugurate the use of the Rothman Index at Orlando Health in a clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Rothman Index as a patient safety surveillance approach for admissions to the hospital.
A primary goal of the partnership is to enhance the effectiveness of Orlando Health’s Rapid Response Team program and the quality of patient care system-wide.
“One of the many benefits the Rothman Index can provide is a tool that enhances the use of patient data system-wide to support our patient-first philosophy and strengthen clinical integration by tapping into and ‘broadcasting’ formerly underused nursing assessment data that is common in electronic health records,” says Dr. Edgar Jiménez, Director of Medical Critical Care at Orlando Regional Medical Center and the President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and principal investigator of the study.
Since 2005, Rothman Healthcare has developed the Rothman Index to improve quality outcomes and bridge gaps in the continuity of care. The Rothman Index captures data found in a hospital’s electronic health record to display progression of a patient’s health over time. The Rothman Index generates a regularly updated health score synthesizing routine vital signs, nursing assessments, and lab results, for display in a user-friendly graphical format, summarizing thousands of pages of patient data at a glance.
The Rothman Index makes it easier to track patient progress and detect subtle declines in health visually. Rapid Response Teams, physicians and nurses now have the ability to see multiple patient graphs simultaneously for earlier interventions and a summarized understanding of a whole unit, providing patients the extraordinary care they need as effectively and as soon as possible.
“Many healthcare quality initiatives have borrowed heavily from the aviation industry in recent years,” says Dr. Jiménez. “One of them, the Rothman Index, may represent a critical resource to enable the role of the ‘air traffic controller’ for hospitals to trigger Rapid Response Teams to proactively identify the right resources for the right patient at the right time.”
About Rothman Healthcare Corporation
Rothman Healthcare Corporation is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of patient care with innovative, patient-centric software that enables healthcare professionals to easily access critical and actionable patient health data. The Rothman Index generates a graph of patient condition that allows for greater continuity and quality of care while reducing costs. For more information, call (866) 362-0001, email [email protected] or visit www.rothmanhealthcare.com.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $1.7 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region. The organization, which includes the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; South Lake Hospital (50 percent partnership); St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent partnership) and MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando – the first affiliate of one of the nation’s premier cancer centers The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Orlando Health’s areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology. For more information, contact Sabrina Childress at (321) 841-8748 or visit orlandohealth.com.
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