Dascena Pledges Support for Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community
October 1, 2021
Sepsis Alliance announces support from Dascena for expanding healthcare provider sepsis education and resources.
Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, and Dascena, a company known for developing machine learning diagnostic algorithms to enable early disease intervention and improve care outcomes for patients, are pleased to announce their collaboration to improve sepsis care and to help save lives through support of the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community and Sepsis Alliance Summit.
“At Dascena, we work to improve patient outcomes through early disease detection powered by machine learning. Our flagship predictive algorithm for Sepsis, InSight, provides an invaluable early detection tool for physicians. Our clinical studies demonstrate that we can detect sepsis up to 4 hours prior to onset and reduce mortality by up to 40%,” said Andrew Pucher, CEO at Dascena. “We are proud to partner with Sepsis Alliance to help educate clinicians about the impact we can make on patient care, together, through our machine learning clinical decision support tools.”
Sepsis, the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death, is a global crisis affecting 49 million people and taking more than 11 million lives around the world each year. Dascena recognizes the importance of fast and accurate sepsis prediction in the clinical setting and developed InSight®, an “algorithm that autonomously forecasts sepsis onset using only vital sign data.”
In the past three years, the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community has brought together over 2,700 clinicians representing over 1,900 hospitals and facilities to share best practice resources and guidance with sepsis coordinators and all health professionals across the country, including open forums, free webinars, and downloadable tools and resources. The Sepsis Alliance Summit, an annual convening of virtual sepsis-related sessions for healthcare providers across the continuum of care, attracted more than 4,000 registrants in 2021 and awarded hundreds of continuing education hours. Both aim to provide education, networking, and knowledge for the healthcare providers tasked with recognizing and treating sepsis quickly.
“We are grateful to Dascena for their support of these endeavors,” said Thomas Heymann, President and CEO of Sepsis Alliance. “Their support and their efforts to solve sepsis give us hope that more healthcare providers will quickly recognize and treat sepsis, saving lives and limbs.”
The Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community is open to all active healthcare professionals with an interest in improving sepsis care, and there is no fee to become a member. Interested parties can register at www.SepsisClinicalCommunity.org.
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance, the first and leading sepsis organization in the U.S., seeks to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. More than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis each year in the U.S. with more than 270,000 dying and over 50% of survivors experiencing post-sepsis syndrome and other lingering effects, including amputations. At Sepsis Alliance’s founding in 2003, only 19% of U.S. adults were aware of the term “sepsis.” After over ten years of educational efforts for the general public and healthcare providers through Sepsis.org, Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community, Sepsis Alliance Institute, and Sepsis Alliance Voices, awareness is at 65% with over 30,000 healthcare providers across the country having attended sepsis webinars and courses to elevate their practice and over 28 Sepsis Awareness Month state proclamations. Sepsis Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org and connect with Sepsis Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @SepsisAlliance.
Dacsena develops and implements clinically proven machine learning algorithms to improve patient outcomes. These innovations help predict or diagnose disease, improve the delivery of care, and save lives. For more information, visit dascena.com.