Prediction tool helps control pressure injuries

Prediction tool helps control pressure injuries

When a hospital patient develops a single pressure injury, it costs the facility about $44,000 - and costs the patient pain, days or weeks of healing time, and an added risk of infection.

A new analytics tool the University of Mississippi Medical Center will begin using in October, however, will help prevent ulcers from forming by predicting when and how they would likely occur.

The predictive analytics program, developed in partnership with a third-party company, crunches data every night, for every person who's a patient at the state's only academic medical center. The program analyzes a menu of clinical and demographic information specific to each patient - more than 4,000 variables, including the patient's zip code.

“This is the most exciting thing I've done here in 20 years,” said Keith Hodges, a registered nurse and the Medical Center's clinical intelligence manager. “This is the future of health care. We're applying these analytics to all patients, no matter their perceived risk.”

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Fellowship's focus: long-term health-care quality

A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Mississippi, is aiding implementation of key health-care related legislation.

The collaboration is the brainchild of Dr. Robin Christian, associate professor of nursing.

“Really, the kick-off was the Affordable Care Act of 2010,” Christian said.

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Fellowship's focus: long-term health-care quality

Fall faculty meeting, invited speakers headline week's agenda

Fall faculty meeting, invited speakers headline week's agenda

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

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