Sepsis is a significant health concern, especially for the vulnerable populations, and serves as a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is also a leading cause of death in non-coronary ICU and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States. More than 750,000 cases of severe sepsis occur in the U.S. annually and more than 500 patients die of severe sepsis daily.
Reduction in healthcare-associated sepsis is part of HealthInsight’s commitment to reducing patient harm by 20 percent over the next two years. HealthInsight’s plan for assisting hospitals in reducing sepsis and septic shock will include providing technical assistance, self-assessment tools, educational webinars and conferences, and links to evidence-based best practices surrounding sepsis and septic shock prevention.