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University Health System Announces Partnership with PeraHealth to Drive Quality Patient Care

Nationally recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options using new technology and clinical research, San Antonio-based University Health System recently announced their partnership with PeraHealth. UHS plans to deploy PeraHealth’s PeraTrend throughout their 496-bed hospital.

Powered by the Rothman Index, PeraTrend extracts key information from the electronic health record and provides clinicians with a real-time understanding of patient condition. UHS leaders view PeraTrend as a key tool in supporting the system’s journey toward constantly improving the quality of care.

“We saw an opportunity to make our EHR data actionable,” said Dr. Alton Powell, UHS Chief Medical Information Officer. “As a public hospital, we believe that it is our responsibility to serve Bexar County and the community to the best of our ability. We are excited about what we can achieve with PeraHealth.”

“Our decision was very simple,” said Bill Phillips, UHS Chief Information Officer. “With PeraTrend, we are able to maximize the use of our existing electronic medical record and for pennies on the dollar, make that data actionable.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with a hospital as prestigious as University Health System,” said Stephanie Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte-based PeraHealth. “The system’s dedication to providing exceptional care and outcomes for their patients and community is underscored by UHS’ Magnet status and many accolades. We are excited at how clinicians at UHS will surely find innovative ways to use the real time clinical decision support of PeraTrend and the Rothman Index.”

About University Health System

Owned by the people of Bexar County, UHS is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. UHS is Bexar County and South Texas’ first and only health system to earn Magnet status. Magnet hospitals and health systems offer patients reassurance they are being cared for by a team with a proven track record for providing excellent care and positive outcomes for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/.

About PeraHealth

PeraHealth has spent ten years building and validating the Rothman Index: a completely new model for predicting patient risk and visualizing patient condition across the continuum of care. Serving as the scientific engine of PeraTrend, the Index is protected by five patents and is squarely rooted in clinical and scientific rigor, with eleven peer-reviewed published journal articles validating its core methodology. The firm’s vision: constantly strive to increase patient safety, transform the EHR into a true clinical decision support tool, support the continuum of care in a seamless fashion – all while continuing to expand the firm’s scientific and clinical impact.

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