Health Catalyst Rolls Out New Patient Safety Surveillance Tool (Healthcare Dive)


[By Meg Bryant]

Dive Brief:

  • Health Catalyst has launched a new tool meant to help hospitals detect, predict and prevent adverse incidents using data analytics.
  • Built on the Health Catalyst Data Operating System, the Surveillance Module is the latest addition to the company’s Patient Safety Monitor suite.
  • The new module — developed over two years at a cost of more than $50 million — is a trigger-based system facilitated by DOS capabilities, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. It works by identifying patterns that could trigger a safety event and proposing strategies to reduce the risk to patients.

Dive Insight:

Hospitals are looking for ways to use Big Data to leverage concrete improvements. Patient safety tools like this are a good way to start.

According to a recent Frost & Sullivan report, patient safety poses a major investment opportunity over the next four years. The report identifies the biggest adverse risks and value propositions as medication safety, antibiotic resistance, patient diagnostics safety, sepsis, cybersecurity of medical devices and patient data privacy, and unnecessary… View Full Article Here