24 Apr

AWHONN AZ Conference

cesarean research

Pick up your copy at the
AWHONN AZ Convention

PeriGen is proud to be supporting this year’s AWHONN Arizona Section Conference, scheduled for May 4th and 18th at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.

We’re also offering a limited number of copies of our clinical research team’s latest work, published by Becker’s Hospital Management, “HIT & Clinical Synergy: A decade of decreasing NICU admissions & stabilizing cesarean rates.” This research summary outlines how one system combined leadership commitment, process improvement strategies and advanced technology to lower NICU rates and extraordinary resuscitation and control c-section rates. The work serves as a blueprint for those systems looking to achieve similar results.

To reserve your copy, for pick up at the PeriGen exhibitor table, please complete the form below:

About the research

“HIT & Clinical Synergy: A decade of decreasing NICU admissions & stabilizing cesarean rates” is co-authored by PeriGen’s Clinical Research leader Emily Hamilton. It appeared in Becker’s Hospital Management earlier this year.

The research uses retrospective analysis of 78,000 singleton births from a health system serving Maryland. The research uses a before-and-after comparison to identify factors leading to a statistically significant reduction in three metrics: NICU admissions, the use of newborn resuscitation, and the rate of cesareans.

20 Apr

Thanks Newman Regional!

The L&D Superstars at Newman Regional Health

The Story of Newman Regional

and their use of PeriGen software

Our thanks to the labor & delivery team at Newman Regional  for sharing their PeriGen stories on video! The team are L&D superstars and, in our book, all worthy of Oscars for their on-camera performances!

The PeriGen video staff spent a day capturing the Newman Regional team’s thoughts and anecdotes about life as a labor & delivery clinicians and their experience with PeriGen’s EFM and analytic tools.  The footage will be turned into videos that highlight the advantages of giving birth at Newman and the benefits of PeriGen software.

19 Apr

High Five for Mom & Baby Program

Kansas High Five for Mom & Baby Program

We’re so proud that the following Kansas clients are being recognized for their wonderful evidence-based work practices!

High Five for Mom & Baby is a Kansas state-wide program that encourages five evidence-based care practices:

  1. Assure immediate and sustained skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after birth.
  2. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated.
  3. Practice “rooming in” to allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
  4. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
  5. Provide mothers options for breastfeeding support in the community upon discharge.

Click here for more information about the program.

11 Apr

Research @ Pomona Perinatal Symposium

cesarean research

Pick up your copy at the
Pomona Annual Perinatal Symposium

PeriGen is proud to be supporting this year’s Pomona Annual Perinatal Symposium scheduled for April 26th at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, CA.

We’re offering a limited number of copies of our clinical research team’s latest work, published by Becker’s Hospital Management, “HIT & Clinical Synergy: A decade of decreasing NICU admissions & stabilizing cesarean rates.” This research summary outlines how one system combined leadership commitment, process improvement strategies and advanced technology to lower NICU rates and extraordinary resuscitation and control c-section rates. The work serves as a blueprint for those systems looking to achieve similar results.

To reserve your copy, for pick up at the PeriGen exhibitor table, please complete the form below:

About the research

“HIT & Clinical Synergy: A decade of decreasing NICU admissions & stabilizing cesarean rates” is co-authored by PeriGen’s Clinical Research leader Emily Hamilton. It appeared in Becker’s Hospital Management earlier this year.

The research uses retrospective analysis of 78,000 singleton births from a health system serving Maryland. The research uses a before-and-after comparison to identify factors leading to a statistically significant reduction in three metrics: NICU admissions, the use of newborn resuscitation, and the rate of cesareans.

04 Apr

Congrats 100 Great Hospitals!

Becker's Top 100

Becker’s releases 2016 list of Great Hospitals

We’re especially proud to see the following sites on this year’s list of top hospitals, Becker’s picks for “centers of excellence” in terms of innovation, quality patient care and clinical research:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center serving Houston
  • Cleveland Clinic serving Florida, Arizona, Abu Dhabi, Canada, as well as Ohio
  • Indiana University Health University Hospital serving Indianapolis
  • Ochsner Health serving New Orleans
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist serving Dublin, Ohio
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital serving La Jolla, California
  • Tampa General Hospital serving Tampa, Florida
  • Texas Children’s Hospital serving Houston
  • UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics serving Salt Lake City

Becker’s annual list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” is a roll up of  other ranking surveys including US News & World Report, Leapfrog, Truven Health, Magnet accreditation, and Most Wired.  For details and the full list, click here.

17 Mar

Patient deterioration #2 patient safety concern

ECRI Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations

ECRI Institute Releases Annual

Top Ten Patient Safety Concern List

Based both on analysis of 1.5 million event reports from the patient safety organization database and a review of those representing high priorities because they are new, changing or persistent, the ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations has become a staple for teams looking to focus their patient safety improvement programs on the most pressing of problems.

Our interest in the following concerns should come as no surprise.  They are,after all, those that we can help hospitals with:

#2: Unrecognized Patient Deterioration

#3: Implementation and Use of Clinical Decision Support

#10: Inadequate Organization Systems or Processes to Improve Safety and Quality

The link between PeriGen’s software and helping labor & delivery clinicians recognize and respond to patient deterioration is a no-brainer.  It’s what our neural-network based clinical analytic tools that offer both pattern recognition and protocol compliance management are designed to do.  Our latest tool, HUB, is an early warning dashboard created specifically to highlight unrecognized patient deterioration, allowing clinicians to rapidly respond to maternity patients at risk.

What’s not so obvious is how PeriGen software helps with #3 and #10.

  • PeriGen’s cues and notifications are designed to make it as easy as possible to know when a patient needs attention.  The color-coding, combined with the option of sound, mean that the warning amplifies and focuses clinical attention on the areas of the strip and protocol parameters that are of the greatest concern at a moment in time.  Trend analysis, additionally, brings a bigger picture view of small, individual points of data showing clinicians what’s significant…and what’s not.
  • Today’s clinicians are awash in not only data and documentation, but in training programs.  These are essential of course to improving safety and quality, but the sheer volume of training information makes “safety net” technology like PeriGen’s software crucial for turning training into actual behavior.
  • Automating processes that have proven to improve patient safety and prevent negative outcomes is an important strategy for standardization of care.  Manual processes, especially when there are so many of them, are prone to breakage and change over time.  Automation, such as that offered by PeriGen’s CheckList tool, also has the added benefit of easing the weight of manual tasks bedside clinicians are faced with.

We encourage you to take a look at the ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.  The preview and Executive Brief are provided free once you register.

 

07 Mar

Change of instructor

Free Continuing Education

Register for the last few spots for

tomorrow’s free CE webinar

There are still a couple of spots open for tomorrow’s free online continuing education session covering uterine activity management.

Unfortunately, Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP, PeriGen’s Chief Nursing Officer, originally scheduled to present tomorrow’s CE webinar, will not be able to make it.  Michelle Flowers R, an AWHONN-certified continuing education instructor, will be leading the session instead supported by Dr. Emily Hamilton, PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research.  They will be covering the nomenclature and definitions related to uterine activity, the etiology of uterine tachysystole (UT) and UT’s impact on FHR.

Registration is required.  Click here