How PeriCALM makes a real difference

PeriGen’s perinatal systems improve patient safety by addressing the root causes of preventable medical errors: errors of cognition and communication. Scientific literature shows that 40%-50% of birth traumas that occur in the United States each year are potentially avoidable. By reducing the incidence of complications, PeriCALM advanced fetal monitoring software systems support clinicians in improving clinical outcomes for their patients. Together with improved, measurable clinical outcomes, hospitals using PeriGen systems have decrease their malpractice exposure and reduced their self-insured reserves.

Improvement in Clinical Outcomes and Decrease in Complications

A recent Journal of Healthcare Information Management case study*, co-authored by PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research, Emily Hamilton, details the results of a study conducted at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center that illustrates how intelligent electronic fetal monitoring systems, such as PeriCALM, can be used to help lower uterine tachysystole (UT) associated with the administration of oxytocin. (Click here to access a complimentary copy of Using Intelligent Fetal Monitoring to Lower Iatrogenic Complications of Childbirth.”)

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (June 4, 2012) shows that physicians using the PeriCALM® Shoulder Screen™ experienced a 50% decrease in the rate of shoulder dystocia, with no increase in the primary cesarean rate. Depending upon preferred thresholds, its detection rates between 44.8% and 61% could translate to multimillion dollar savings for large hospital systems or insurers.