St. Augustine, FL: Flagler Hospital Tackles Clinical Variation with Ayasdi
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ayasdi, a pioneer in the creation and deployment of enterprise-class intelligent applications for the healthcare industry, announced today that Flagler Hospital, a 335-bed facility in St. Augustine, Fla., named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2018, has licensed Ayasdi's Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Clinical Variation Management (CVM) software application. This makes Flagler one of the first community hospitals in the country to deploy AI to create better clinical outcomes for its patients.
CVM is a foundational component of delivering value-based care. According to the Institute for Medicine, clinical variation can account for 30% of all healthcare costs. The complexity of the problem is immense, and few healthcare organizations have made progress in eliminating waste while simultaneously delivering a better class of care to their patients. This is a key area for AI, which can find the patterns and relationships from EMR (electronic medical record), billing and other clinical data, and discern the optimal treatment pathways for different patient groups.
"We are delighted to engage with Ayasdi on this mission-critical task of creating clinical pathways for our patient population," said Michael C. Sanders, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Flagler Hospital. "Our ability to rapidly construct clinical pathways based on our own data and measure adherence by our staff to those standards provides us with the opportunity to deliver better care at a lower cost to our patients. Given the complexity of the challenge, using AI to solve this problem is the right approach, and Ayasdi's CVM application makes it accessible to our practitioners, a key part of the value proposition given Flagler does not have dedicated data science resources."