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Executive Health Management

Algorithm that Predicts Deadly Hospital Infection Misses 67% of Cases

2021 28 Jun

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a system used to identify cases of sepsis missed most instances and frequently issued false alarms. Sepsis accounts for nearly 1 million hospitalisations in the US annually and is a major contributor to hospital length of stay, healthcare costs, and in-hospital mortality (up to 15%).... Read more

Health Management

Trends in Point of Care Testing

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • Point-of-care testing, with the advances in technology and connectivity in the last 20 years, has become a prominent laboratory service. • Point-of-care testing can significantly improve laboratory turn-around times by shortening pre- and post analytical times. • Point-of-care testing can offer easier access for patients at remote... Read more