Press Release
PeraHealth Links Up with Top NYC Cancer Hospital to Improve Clinician Communication, Care Quality

Full suite of analytics will be deployed across inpatient and ambulatory settings

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2015 – PeraHealth is working with New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to help improve clinician communication and more quickly detect subtle, unexpected patient deterioration. MSK will access PeraHealth’s full suite of real-time patient monitoring software across its entire health system, including its 21 ambulatory clinics.

“Healthcare reform is mandating shorter length-of-stay, even though patients are sicker and clinician workloads have increased,” said PeraHealth CEO Stephanie Alexander. “PeraHealth offers doctors and nurses an ‘earlier warning system’ to better monitor patients and detect subtle, unexpected patient deterioration more quickly. We’re honored to partner with Memorial Sloan Kettering and support them in caring for the patients and communities they serve.”

Powered by the Rothman Index™, a disease-agnostic universal score, PeraHealth solutions integrate within all major electronic health record (EHR) systems. Rothman Index scores are automatically computed from a provider’s existing EHR data and recomputed every time new data is entered into the EHR, requiring no manual data entry for nurses or other staff.

“Improving nurse-physician and nurse-nurse communication is key to prioritizing care services,” said MSK Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer Elizabeth McCormick, RN. “We believe the software will help fortify communications between our care teams to help them provide patients with the best care available.”

US News & World Report ranked MSK the nation’s number one hospital for cancer care and among the top pediatric hospitals for cancer care in 2014-2015. The New York-based cancer center has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research and outstanding educational programs.

Peer-reviewed research shows the Rothman Index helps clinicians detect declining patient conditions earlier with significantly fewer false positives, and reduce rates of unplanned readmissions.

Clinicians use PeraHealth solutions:

  • To remotely monitor patients across multiple care settings for earlier detection of subtle, unexpected deterioration and preemptive rapid response team intervention.
  • For chronic disease management to assist in the determination of care needs post discharge and readmission risk.
  • To improve physician-nurse communication across single and multiple shifts, units and departments.
  • During daily interdisciplinary rounds to optimize ICU bed utilization.

About PeraHealth

PeraHealth is transforming healthcare through the intelligent use of data. By leveraging the Rothman Index, a validated patient acuity score, PeraHealth software solutions enable healthcare providers to identify at-risk patients sooner for earlier intervention. Leading hospitals and health systems utilize PeraHealth’s real-time, predictive analytics to improve quality and reduce costs. Clinical results include lowering mortality rates as much as 30%. For more information, visit PeraHealth.com and @PeraHealth.