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Philadelphia Hospitals’ Informatics Teams Target Sepsis Response

Sepsis, a dangerous condition caused by the immune system’s response to a serious infection, is one of the toughest challenges hospitals face. It causes 17 percent of all hospital deaths and is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive-care units. Additionally, the incidence of sepsis is increasing in the United States. But healthcare informatics researchers are working on ways to quicken response times and improve outcomes. Two presentations by CBMi's Dr. Robert Grundmeier and medical candidate Katherine Clark from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine presented at the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium are discussed in Healthcare Informatics Online.

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