Sepsis - Automate and Streamline the CMS Early Measure Bundle: A Conversation with Clinicians About Best Practices to Effectively Meet the Measure

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

You know the numbers: some one million people are affected by Sepsis in hospitals every year, accounting for 40% of ICU spend. When combined with pneumonia, Sepsis is the 3rd largest consumer of Medicare. And with the new CMS Sepsis Core Measure Bundle in full swing, hospitals are struggling to exceed (let alone meet) these requirements. Providers are also concerned with the risks of overtreatment while spending even less time with other patients. Hear from clinical experts how to harness real-time intelligence to improve early diagnosis and prevent mortality once infection takes hold.

Attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how to apply real-time intelligence technology for more effective, efficient Sepsis surveillance
2. Learn the latest techniques to automated monitoring and reporting of the new bundle measures
3. Identify operational efficiency best practices within your hospital, health system as well as from experts working as part of the VigiLanz community of more than 5,000 clinicians


Join Stacy L. Pur, Vice President of Clinical Intelligence at VigiLanz, and a panel of clinicians as they discuss the War on Sepsis and how your organization can stop Sepsis in its tracks through real-time and retrospective surveillance and intelligence technology. 

Our Panel:

Edward Blews, MD, Associate Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Michael Cheatham, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Orlando Regional Medical Center - Sepsis Intiative

Ashley Wheeler, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, SCL Health, Denver

Stacy Pur is the Vice President Clinical Intelligance at Vigilanz where she leads product development and management, managed services, and clinical support for the Clinical Intelligence solutions including real-time pharmacy, stewardship, infection prevention, and quality/care management capabilities.  As a licensed registered nurse, Stacy has an extensive clinical background with numerous certifications in epidemiology, infection control, bio-preparedness and intensive care.  She acquired her BSN from North Park College and the University of Illinois and has completed graduate work towards an M.S. degree at Rush University.  Stacy has presented nationally and published extensively for her contributions to research in the areas of nosocomial outbreaks, antibiotic resistance, bio-preparedness and infection control.