Sharp HealthCare Deploys Solution to Prevent Readmissions | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Sharp HealthCare Deploys Solution to Prevent Readmissions

October 20, 2009
by root
| Reprints

Sharp HealthCare, a seven-facility system based in San Diego, is implementing Pinpoint Review, a predictive analysis solution from

MEDai, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.) designed to alert providers to patients at risk for developing hospital acquired conditions or at risk for readmission.

According to MEDai, which is an Elsevier (Amsterdam) company, Sharp will use Pinpoint Review to support The Sharp Experience, a performance improvement initiative launched in 2001. Pinpoint Review will provide Sharp with near-time triggers for core measures, hospital-wide surveillance of safety risks, physician performance reporting and forecasts of readmissions, it says. The solution is designed to provide real-time decision support, including the application of alerts and predictive models to patient data while patients are still in the hospital.

Sharp also utilizes MEDai’s Pinpoint Quality to reduce urinary tract infection rates, reduce blood utilization, and monitor quality outcomes across diseases, it says.

Sharp HealthCare is a 1,700-bed, not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals and two medical groups.



Survey: Most Providers Say Interoperability by 2020 Not Attainable with Current Federal Policies

The majority of healthcare providers (71 percent) believe that current federal polices, committees and regulations are not sufficient to help the country attain meaningful health IT interoperability by 2020.

House Committee Presses Nuance Executives on NotPetya Attack

he U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is requesting that Nuance Communications executives provide more information about the malware incident, called NotPetya, that impacted the company, along with multinational companies in 65 countries, back in June.

Regenstrief Researchers to Study Impact of HIE on Emergency Care

Scientists at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting what they say is the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.