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vidual patient needs under the art of medicine. The solution might lie in enhanced risk tools in the form of a data system that allows clinicians the freedom to apply their consid- erable skills in combination with the power of accurate and current patient data.

These software solutions serve as an enhancement to current tech- nologies, protocols and processes that caregivers are following today. How- ever, effective real-time analysis of data helps produce knowledge bed- side, a unique value that trumps ex- isting technologies. Upon the review of properly organized and trended data, caregivers can understand the patient’s health in a holistic manner; a capability that is extremely unique, as current techniques merely gather data without offering any knowledge to the provider based on that data. Though many risk-assessment tools are currently in place, they tend to be inadequate due to the fact that they take a limited number of patient variables into account, rather than focus on the interaction of all of the variables and how they factor in to the outcome of the patient. Also, because they were developed years ago, they do not utilize the most up-to-date technology. These tools have many limitations, including the following: • Weighing each risk factor equally, when in fact, certain responses are far more predictive of risk;

• Not capturing resident history. For example, the cumulative effects of chronic conditions and diagnoses that contribute to risk; and

• Failure to weigh interactions of smaller risk factors that in turn add up to high risk.

Quick and accurate clinical ap- plication of data is a powerful tool and can provide a measurable im- provement in the quality of life, the length of life and lower mortality rates. As for the individual patient, organized and trended data can be implemented in a clinical setting for

improved patient selection based on a patient’s individual medical profi le and specifi cally tailored to the level and breadth of their clinical acuity. Ultimately, this leads to higher-qual- ity care for patients and optimization of resource allocation for healthcare facilities. As healthcare dollars di-

minish, precise tuning of clinical information systems designed to help manage risk assessment has never been more important. When imple- mented properly, these solutions provide an instant, highly specifi c and sensitive risk assessment at the point of care.


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