System Targets Preventable Morbidity and Mortality in Childbirth

CARY, N.C. and TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PeriGen, an innovator of perinatal early warning systems, today announced that ProMedica, a not-for-profit integrated health care organization serving 30 states, plans to deploy the company’s PeriWatch™ Vigilance™, an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system (EWS), in all of its labor and delivery hospitals. Vigilance is designed to help clinicians identify troubling trends earlier and more consistently than manual assessments and creates a common language for nurses and physicians to assess cases.

The artificial intelligence-driven technology, developed by PeriGen, is the latest chapter in ProMedica’s commitment to lead improvement in Ohio and Michigan’s infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates, which currently rank near the bottom of the nation. The software is designed to be implemented in a matter of weeks and brings an unprecedented level of monitoring to the labor and delivery floor. It does not require replacing any current systems already in place.

“While we invest significantly in training our nurses, we feel this technology will enhance our ability to provide the safest care possible,” said Kent Bishop, MD, Chief Medical Officer for ProMedica Physicians and Acute Care. “Using AI to help our nurses assess and consistently identify irregularities is so logical, we considered trying to build our own solution; during our research we found a proven system that we can partner with.”

Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen, said that ProMedica’s commitment to patient safety is profound: “ProMedica has taken a very visible leadership role in combatting infant and maternal morbidity and mortality and aspires to continuous improvement in this service line.”

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 30 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 70,000 employees, 13 hospitals, 2,700 physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 900+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and 450 assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health. For more information about ProMedica, please visit

PeriGen offers innovative perinatal software solutions that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners and IT visionaries, PeriGen has created the PeriWatch platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data in real-time to promote better human recognition and communication about impending problems during labor. With PeriWatch, clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn how to VigilanceTM can improve situational awareness and help manage risk, visit; follow us on TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Facebook; or call 984.208.4250 or email.

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