Publications

Several institutions have studied the impact of AlertWatch on quality and safety. In particular, a recent study showed a reduction in length of stay and hospital charges when compared to surgeries where the software was not used.

Impact of a Novel Multiparameter Decision Support System on Intraoperative Processes of Care and Postoperative Outcomes

Summary: This study showed a reduction in length of stay of 1 day and a reduction in hospital charges of $3,603 when comparing AlertWatch users versus non-users. It also showed an improvement in intraoperative process measures.

A New Monitoring Display Improves Intraoperative Hemodynamic Management: AlertWatch

Summary: This abstract discusses the impact of AlertWatch:OR on intraoperative hemodynamic management.

Presenting Authors: Amy Shanks, MS, PhD (candidate), University of Michigan Medical School
Co-Authors: Sachin Kheterpal MD, MBA, and Kevin K. Tremper PhD, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Perioperative Glycemic Control with the Aid of AlertWatch System

Summary: This abstract discusses the treatment for intraoperative hyperglycemia.

Presenting Author: Subramanian Sathishkumar MBBS, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan
Co-Authors: Sachin Kheterpal MD, Michelle Morris MS, Kevin K. Tremper PhD, MD, and Satya Krishna Ramachandran MD, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

AlertStats: An Anonymous, Provider-Specific, Quality Metric Feedback System

Summary: This abstract discusses the use of AlertStats, an anonymous provider-specific feedback tool.

Presenting Author: James Szocik MD, University of Michigan Medical School
Co-Author: Kevin K. Tremper PhD, MD, University of Michigan Medical School