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.

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.

08 Feb

Reserve C-Section / NICU Research

cesarean research

Pick up your copy at
AWHONN CA Convention

PeriGen is proud to be supporting this year’s AWHONN California Section Conference, scheduled for February 17th and 18th at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Berkeley Marina. Rebecca Cypher, PeriGen’s CNO, will be launching the pre-conference with a presentation on “Advanced Monitoring Concepts for Clinical Practice” and also greeting attendees at the PeriGen table.

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.

24 Jan

Steamboat Perinatal Conference

Inventor of PeriGen advanced fetal monitoring

Once again, PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research, Dr. Emily Hamilton, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Garite, presented at the annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference in Colorado.  Dr. Garite’s presentation titled “The New Labor Guidelines: Benefit or Harm” incited much discussion as did Dr. Hamilton’s review of the importance of precision when looking fetal heart rate deceleration area.

Dr. Hamilton’s presentation, titled “Fetal Heart Rate Deceleration Area: Size Matters,”  reviewed the literature related to both the widespread inconsistency in fetal heart rate assessments, the impact this has on outcomes, and the many challenges associated with “typing” decelerations.  Much of her paper focused on a suggested, alternative methodology using deceleration area/time.

Her presentation slides are now available by clicking here

The annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference, now in its 32nd year, addresses current and controversial topics in perinatal care.  The faculty is drawn from both active practitioners and clinical researchers.  Although, like most conferences, the event centers around scheduled lectures, the Steamboat Perinatal Conference is best known for the animated discussions among faculty and attendees that happen during and after sessions.

01 Dec

Perinatal Leadership Forum Recap

PeriGen was incredibly honored to take part in this year’s Synova Perinatal Leadership Forum.  The four day event took place in San Antonio and  attracted 124 L&D leaders from across the US and Canada.  A total of 63 hospitals were represented, most of them Baby Friendly or On The Journey and many magnet facilities.

PeriGen’s Allan Kyburz and Darcy Dinneny spent their time attending sessions, meeting nurse leaders, and demonstrating PeriCALM obstetric analytics software. Their main focus was the new Export feature added this year to PeriCALM Patterns and PeriCALM CheckList.  This tools allows bedside labor nurses to automatically flow EFM data into annotations and the EHR without the need for time-consuming manual entry.

Allan demonstrates the PeriCALM Patterns Export feature

Allan Kyburz and Darcy Dinneny of PeriGen demonstrating the new PeriCALM Patterns Export feature

To highlight the feature, PeriGen sponsored a timed contest that awarded a Pebble Smart Watch to the attendee who could review and export data the fastest.  The Pebble Smart Watch, like PeriCALM, integrates with a variety of devices.

The winner was Kristin Salyards of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (Gibson City, IL).

Kristin Salyards won PeriGen's Export Contest at the Perinatal Leadership Forum

Kristin Salyards of Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, IL was the happy winner of PeriGen’s Export Contest. She won a Pebble Time Round Smart Watch.

 

 

03 Nov

How much time on charting

How much time could you save on charting if EFM data automatically went into an annotation and your EHR? How does it compare to how much time you could save if you could access your email, apps, and make calls from your watch.

Find out at the Synova Perinatal Leadership Forum, Booth 13 and, while you’re testing the new PeriCALM export feature, be sure to enter to win a free, modern, elegant Pebble Time Round  smart watch. It talks to your phone just like PeriCALM talks to your EHR.

20 Oct

Two cool systems that talk

Pebble Time Round Smart Watch talks to any type of phoneTwo cool systems that seem to talk to other systems, no matter the brand? The Pebble Time Round Smart Watch and PeriCALM Patterns.

That’s not all they have in common now. To prove that PeriCALM takes some of the hassle out of getting EFM data into your EHR, we’re giving away an elegant Pebble Time Round smart watch to the person at the Synova Perinatal Leadership Forum that can use our new Export Feature to update an annotation the fastest.

Up for it? See us at the Synova Perinatal Leadership Forum  Booth 13.

27 Aug

The nurse influencers

Christine Burke, VP, Synova AssociatesThe influencers:
How will nurses change the landscape of healthcare?

A guest post by
Christine (Chrissy) Burke
Vice President
Synova Associates, LLC

Here is a short except from a conversation I had recently with Patricia (Pattie) Bondurant, DNP, RN. She has served in numerous executive and front line nursing leadership roles and is particularly passionate about the increasingly important role that nurses play in changing the landscape of healthcare.

Chrissy: You will be the closing speaker at the Perinatal Leadership Forum in November and I know that you are particularly intrigued that nurse leader responsibilities seem to be shifting dramatically from day to day management of the patient care areas to now building systems of care. Perinatal nurse leaders are becoming the primary architect in creating a safe environment. This is a great time to be in healthcare, right?

Pattie: Yes, these are really exciting times. Healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges, and nurses must play a major role in meeting them. We hear so much negative – to quote Gandhi “let’s be a part of the change we want to see.”

Chrissy: How do you propose we seize this opportunity, Pattie?

Pattie: It’s time for us to be accountable and influence healthcare in a meaningful way, tapping in to nurses’ innovation and the unique skills that nurses have to transform care. We have made such great strides by working with our physician colleagues and executive teams together locally, what does our work look like at a regional and national level? We need to keep going and continue to inspire these advances on a larger scale.

Chrissy: So you are talking about personal influence?

Pattie: Influence is the most nuanced – but highest level – leadership skill that we can learn. Kenneth Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world says, “The Key to Successful Leadership today is Influence, not Authority.” Nurses are well respected, and we need to develop our influencing skills to be successful in healthcare now. How we connect, lead, and set imperatives as leaders is critical. I see so many talented front line nurses take all different types of initiatives – large, small, challenging, essential – and move them forward to improve outcomes. Let’s also not forget about how this ultimately affects the experience of our patients and families. The ability to influence this work is both critical and extraordinary.

Chrissy: If I was a nurse director or manager interested in attending this conference, tell me what I will come away with after your closing keynote?

Pattie: Nurse Managers and Directors are on the front line – so the question comes to us: What can we do as nurse leaders to influence changes that are taking place in healthcare? This is really about changing relationships. It’s about understanding that our old ways won’t open new doors for our profession. It’s about raising the bar for accountability for ourselves and within our teams. It is about partnering with our physician colleagues. It’s about understanding measurement of data and how it is threaded through our everyday lives in the hospital so we can make informed decisions. Many of us are doing it now on many different levels. I want to hear about these advances and see the results evolving to bigger things for nurse leaders.

Chrissy: What’s the call to action for perinatal leaders everywhere?

Pattie: We have an opportunity to create and leave a legacy in a very unique way in caring for mothers and babies. Who do we want to be? How can we continue building on our current contributions locally and paint a larger swath of responsibility? As health care incrementally transforms, there will certainly be increased opportunities to place nurses at the center of the conversations, development, and implementation of new roles and new models of care.

Chrissy: What can I do as a leader to make my contribution to the healthcare landscape?

Pattie: This shouldn’t be an added burden to our current roles. We should be doing this instead of what we have always done. This is a positive message that will continue to move nursing and nurse leaders forward. We are moving away from fee-for-service systems and toward paying for improved outcomes, which create opportunities for nurses. Payment changes, based in part on improved patient outcomes—such as with shared savings in accountable care organizations and bundled payments—will allow nursing contributions in the area of wellness, telehealth, and care coordination for patients with chronic conditions. Nursing is asked to architect these systems, across care boundaries and then lead these multi-directional teams. How we can work with our leadership teams to continue to be in belief and alignment with these forward thinking goals to improve the health of our patients and communities? Imagine the future for mothers and babies; healthier communities, healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, all leading to better outcomes. We are stronger together when we look across the continuum of care.

It’s like Kid President says, “This is your time. This is my time. This is our time! Create something that will make the world awesome!”

Are you seeing these same themes emerge in your facility or community? There are so many nurses ready and able to ‘take this ball and move it down the field’. Are you ready to execute? Join us at the 2016 Perinatal Leadership Forum and let’s see what we can do as a perinatal community. Let’s do this together! See you in San Antonio!

14 Jun

New Patterns & CheckList Data Export

Now there’s a way to reduce
transcription, toggling, errors
with PeriCALM Data Export

New PeriCALM Data Export Feature

PeriGen introduces a new data export feature for Patterns and CheckList

PeriGen introduces the latest data integration improvement to PeriCALM® Patterns™ and PeriCALM® CheckList™: A data export feature designed to reduce time spent on transcribing EFM data and toggling between systems to capture and post it.

The new feature, the result of feedback received by a large number of labor & delivery clinicians at the 2015 AWHONN Convention, as well as current customers, was launched at PeriGen’s booth during the 2016 AWHONN Convention in Grapevine, TX.

How PeriCALM Data Export Works

Patterns and CheckList data export allows PeriCALM users to select 15- or 30-minute EFM summary information for posting into an annotation and, where enabled, designated EHR fields in real-time with just a few clicks of the mouse.

The new features adds an icon that activates selection of a specific section of tracing and generates an Export Dialog.  The dialog automatically populates with a summary of FHR and uterine activity measurements for the specificed time range, as calculated by PeriCALM Patterns or CheckList.

This EFM data points are customizable and can include baseline, variability, the number and types of decels, etc.  The feature also allows the user to modify each data point and add comments.  Once reviewed and approved by the user, the data Export button sends the data to the tracing as an annotation.  If the associated EHR is configured to accept this data, the same click can send it to the EHR with a time, date, and user stamp.

The feature is designed to provide real-time data while saving labor & delivery clinicians time that’s currently wasted on transcription, toggling between screens and systems, and cumbersome calculations better handled by computer.

In early tests of the new feature, one user found she saved 5 minutes an hour while charting.  PeriGen will be conducting research to measure time-savings before and after the new data export feature is introduced at client hospitals.

Email perigen@perigen.com or contact your Client Executive to participate in these studies or see a demonstration of the new data export feature.