IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health today announced an investment in and partnership with Clearsense, a Florida-based data analytics firm, to significantly improve the quality of healthcare offered to its communities. By leveraging Clearsense's real-time data analytics, St. Joseph Health clinicians and practitioners can unlock information to provide measureable, value-based care. St. Joseph Health will begin piloting Clearsense Surveillance technology in the fall of 2016, furthering its commitment to building a comprehensive data and analytics strategy that delivers the most cost-effective, accessible and personalized care to people in the communities it serves.
In healthcare today, massive amounts of data are generated daily and stored in disparate places, including Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, labs, outpatient charts, and insurance companies and other third parties. It can be challenging for clinicians to identify and gather all this data and for patients to make informed decisions about their care. By pulling together and organizing this data, healthcare organizations have powerful new capabilities, including forecasting adverse patient behavior, improving treatment of diseases and providing preventive care.
However, healthcare organizations often find the process of aggregating data daunting, costly and complex. Realizing information intelligence helps treat—and often foresee—health issues facing members of the community while controlling cost and risk, innovative care facilities leverage easy-to-use analytics platforms that allow them to uniquely offer patients safe, effective, efficient care individualized to their needs.
Tapping into powerful, real-time analytics to provide advanced patient care
The Clearsense Surveillance solution, one of the market's most accessible analytics systems, easily aggregates structured and unstructured data from all sources, maintaining utmost data integrity. Offered as a subscription-based suite, Clearsense analytics applications will allow St. Joseph Health's clinical and financial decision-makers to tap into powerful, real-time streaming analytics without requiring upfront hardware investments or costs. The Clearsense analytics suite offers St. Joseph Health the following benefits:
- Advanced, real-time views of patient conditions and condition changes to enable early detection and prevention. For example, streaming data from monitors, ventilators and other biomedical devices can allow clinicians to stay one step ahead of sepsis and other serious conditions. Continuous access to current data that informs immediate and proactive resolution of operational and workflow issues.
- Monitoring of quality measures for patients under care and in post-care. Collecting data from at-home devices can alert clinicians to health issues, allow intervention earlier and reduce readmissions.
"St. Joseph Health recognizes that our communities' healthcare needs are changing, which prompted us to look at ways to stay ahead of these needs by harnessing the power of data. We see this as one of the most innovative ways to offer our patients the quality of care they deserve while reducing cost and risk," said Bill Russell, Chief Information Officer of St. Joseph Health. "Many analytics technologies are extremely complex, only providing a reflective view, rather than real-time, predictive intelligence. With Clearsense, we can uncover data insights and valuable surveillance analytics that enable swift, proactive decisions.
"Partnering with St. Joseph Health is a significant milestone and proof point for the strength and value of the Clearsense solution, which has just completed its technology incubation phase in real-world clinician sites," said Christopher Rogowski, President of Clearsense. "The client-investor alliance with St. Joseph Health enables us to continue evolving our analytics solutions in relevant environments while validating our vision of providing innovative, high-impact, and affordable analytics solutions."
Based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Clearsense is inventing a new model of healthcare analytics, one that is truly accessible to even non-data scientists, for meeting and exceeding quality measures and patient wellbeing. No longer will data silos and closed platforms impede progress. No longer will cost and complexity pervade the analytics industry. Clearsense's analytics solutions empower those who heal others—because that's how you bring analytics to life. Learn more about us at www.clearsense.com.
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health (SJH) is a $5.5 billion not-for-profit integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. SJH's comprehensive range of services includes 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician organizations throughout California, Texas, and New Mexico. Collectively, the 24,000 dedicated employees and 6,000 outstanding SJH physicians deliver care to more than 137,000 inpatients and 3.6 million outpatients each year. Throughout its comprehensive regions of care, SJH strives to provide perfect care while building the healthiest communities and ensuring every encounter is sacred. These extraordinary efforts have been recognized locally and nationally, including distinctions in US News & World Report and Magnet recognition. Guided by the traditions of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, SJH is committed to maintaining a continuum of care that matches the diverse needs of its communities. For more information, visit www.stjoe.org.
Nisha Morris, director, system communication, St. Joseph Health (714) 414-3232
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