OLATHE, Kan. and KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Redivus Health announced today it will partner with The University of Kansas Health System to roll out the Redivus mobile clinical decision support platform to Kansas hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers starting this month. The initiative builds on a pilot program started earlier this year.
"The goal of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative is to improve the care and outcomes of rural Kansans with heart attacks and strokes. Our rural health system partners helped develop the protocols and tools to implement evidenced-based guidelines," said Robert Moser, M.D., executive director, Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative. "It is our hope that the Redivus application will become a tool needed for rural health providers to utilize the right care at the right time."
The Redivus Health cloud-based mobile application delivers actionable, step-by-step clinical guidance to doctors, nurses and paramedics during high-mortality, time-critical healthcare events. The subscription service provides evidence-based guidance for treating cardiac arrest, stroke and sepsis.
This unique partnership brings together a Kansas-based software company with the state's only academic medical center to benefit communities state-wide. Of the 131 hospitals in the state of Kansas, 84 are Critical Access Hospitals, which are facilities with
25 beds or fewer serving rural areas.
"This is a prime example of Kansans taking care of Kansans," said Jeff Dunn, D.O., Redivus Health founder and CEO. "By working with our state's premier academic medical center, we can partner to bring this life-saving mobile technology to all regions of our home state. It's the right thing to do."
Early Reports Are Very Positive
The Redivus app is the newest tool offered through the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative (now called Care Collaborative) and The University of Kansas Health System to help improve healthcare throughout the state. The feedback from hospitals and EMS providers using the app in the pilot program has been positive.
"Rural healthcare needs an app that is intuitive and helps guide the clinician working with a patient suffering from stroke, sepsis or cardiac arrest to meet the time-sensitive guidelines. There is also a need to facilitate communication between facilities, and this app enables that. We have selected Redivus as an application to meet our goal of improving patient care across the continuum," said Terry Siek, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System.
The Redivus Health platform was launched hundreds of times during the five-month pilot program for educational purposes as well as patient diagnosis and treatment.
"We are hearing great stories from the rural hospitals and EMS providers," Dunn said. "They report an increase in confidence when using the Redivus app because they know it provides the evidence-based guidelines for proper care, and they value the automated documentation for hospital records."
Gaining National Recognition
Redivus Health was recently recognized by the Fast Company Innovation by Design 2017 awards with an honorable mention in the Health category, and won "Best in Show" honors in the Fierce Innovation Awards, a national healthcare awards competition.
About Redivus Health
Redivus Health's clinical decision support platform is an industry-leading mobile application and cloud-based platform that provides actionable, step-by-step clinical guidance to doctors, nurses and paramedics during an emergent healthcare event. The application enhances time-critical diagnosis and treatment accuracy for cardiac arrest, stroke and sepsis, with new treatment areas in development. Hospitals and EMS providers use Redivus to reduce medical error and costs, as well as to increase compliance. Redivus was founded by a group of physicians to make evidence-based medicine more accessible during time-critical situations. The application is now available for smart phones and tablets on iOS and Android through a subscription model. For more information, visit Redivus.com or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 768 staffed beds (plus 24 bassinets) and serves more than 37,500 inpatients annually. Eight of its medical and surgical specialty areas are ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospital" lists, including Cancer (#25), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#36), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#34), Geriatrics (#18), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#46), Pulmonology (#32) and Urology (#17). The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, one of 69 National Cancer Institute-designated programs in the U.S. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation three times in a row, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded three consecutive times to only 3.7 percent of the hospitals nationwide. The hospital also houses the region's only accredited burn center, the area's only nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center and a leading quality transplant program in liver, pancreas, kidney, heart and bone marrow. For more information, visit KansasHealthSystem.com. The University of Kansas Hospital receives no state appropriations and is financed through operating revenue, bonding authority and philanthropy.
SOURCE Redivus Health