Sepsis management has long been a challenge for hospitals throughout the U.S., and severe sepsis carries high mortality rates and costs the healthcare system billions of dollars each year. Indeed, in America, sepsis kills more people than AIDS, breast cancer, and stroke—combined. To help combat this national healthcare epidemic, more and more hospitals and health IT companies are teaming up to deploy technology that can help detect sepsis early on, as research has proven that early intervention will lead to higher survival rates. In New Jersey, for instance, the Cape May-based Cape Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has linked up with Dascena, a California-based healthcare startup that develops predictive algorithms which have the potential to facilitate the timely and accurate diagnosis of complex conditions.
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