According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 76% of pediatric inpatient beds are occupied across the U.S., and pediatric intensive-care beds are above 80%. Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the United States started showing up in the spring and are now 60% higher than 2021's peak week. As a result, pediatric hospitals across the country are under immense strain.
Edgility's 'Pediatric Lens' helps health systems across the country respond to the surge of flu and RSV patients overwhelming their pediatric populations. EdgeAi, Edgility's native Artificial Intelligence, curates data from multiple sources to orchestrate 'levers of action' in real-time so staff can respond effectively and quickly to the surge in patients.
The Peds lens includes information that identifies if the patient's plan of care is effective by bringing real time visibility into the many critical components of pediatric care.
“As we respond to this unprecedented surge in critically ill children, the Edgility Pediatric Lens is an exceptional instrument for identifying patient conditions and appropriate levels of care,” said Dr. Steven L. Shein, Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Linsalata Family Chair in Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland. “This lens helps providers effectively manage the transition of pediatric patients from ICU to a lower level of care, creating capacity in highly utilized pediatric ICUs.”
“Edgility's rapid human-centered design-based approach can respond instantly to emerging conditions. Imagine the power to foresee the surge, prepare and manage the surge, and most importantly, help kids recover in the quickest, safest way possible," says Joy McFate, RN, BSN, MHA, Outcomes Director at Edgility.
With clinician burnout at all-time high levels, it is critically important that we provide useful tools to providers, especially in a high-stress environment, such as a pediatric ICU.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, “Other respiratory viruses, including Covid-19, and high demand from pediatric mental-health patients are contributing to the strain at pediatric hospitals, doctors said. Nursing shortages and a decrease in pediatric beds have compounded the crunch.”
Across the U.S., the number of flu cases has also been increasing earlier than usual. Some schools have seen large absences, and medical offices say they are seeing more people sick with other respiratory viruses at times that don't fit the usual patterns.
The Peds lens complements Edgility's other Systems Operations modules, including its suite of patient access and throughput modules that move patients through health systems as efficiently as possible.
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