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MAR
22
2016

University of Vermont Health System implements AlertWatch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 30, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – AlertWatch is proud to announce that the University of Vermont Medical Center has purchased AlertWatch for use in their operating rooms.

 

AlertWatch supports anesthesia providers by displaying a high-level dashboard view of the patient, and alerting for certain quality and safety issues. The software integrates, analyzes, and displays hundreds of data points in a single, intuitive display of the human body.

 

“We are thrilled that the University of Vermont has decided to make AlertWatch a permanent part of their perioperative workflow. One of the best ways to help patients recover after surgery is to focus on quality & safety during the surgery, and that’s where AlertWatch can help,” said Justin Adams, CEO of AlertWatch.

 

AlertWatch has over a hundred proprietary algorithms, automated calculations, and alerts that can help providers quickly assess clinical situations without having to pore through dozens of electronic medical record (EMR) screens and tabs. The system integrates with all major EMR systems. A recent publication of data in the July issue of Anesthesiology showed that anesthesiologists who used AlertWatch during surgeries were more likely to properly treat hyperglycemia, a condition that is tied to increased surgical site infections.

 

Improving patient outcomes and reducing the length of stay are paramount concerns in running a hospital, and correspond to national quality assurance guidelines set by the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both patient outcomes and a reduced length of stay also affect the revenue picture positively for healthcare organizations.

 

“Anesthesiologists are at the center of efforts to improve the safety of perioperative care. AlertWatch helps move these efforts forward,” said AlertWatch CEO Justin Adams. “With value-based reimbursement a reality for most providers, we think forward-looking hospitals can leverage AlertWatch:OR in managing both quality and cost savings initiatives.”

 

For more information and to see a demo of the AlertWatch platform, visit www.alertwatch.com.

 

About AlertWatch, Inc.

AlertWatch, Inc. produces clinical decision support systems for hospitals. Founded in 2011, AlertWatch simplifies patient monitoring with a focus on quality & safety. For more information, visit www.alertwatch.com.

 

About the University of Vermont Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care), is a 447 bed regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York.  Together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center.  The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, a four hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center; The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital; and The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

 

The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information visit www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenter or visit our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at http://www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenterSocialMedia

 

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AlertWatch, Inc. develops patient monitoring software for a variety of hospital applications.

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