Study Finds Severe Sepsis Alert Speeds Drug Delivery

“Effect of an electronic medical record alert for severe sepsis among ED patients,” was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine on October 14, 2015 (doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2015.10.005, epub ahead of print). The study determined the impact of an innovative alert in APeX (UCSF's EHR) notifying providers that a patient might be septic. Dr. Chris Fee, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and co-author of the study, helped to design the notification along with Andrew Maruoka, former ED nurse and now Manager of Clinical Applications for APeX as well as others in IT. The lead author of the paper was Navaneeth Narayanan, PharmD, with co-authors Kendall Gross, PharmD, Megan Pintens, PharmD, Chris Fee, MD, and Conan MacDougal, Pharm D.