PeraHealth’s Rothman Index (RI) patient surveillance platform has gone live at NorthBay Healthcare in the US which includes NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, California.

NorthBay implemented the cloud-based machine learning tool for use across the 204-bed health system.

The latest move is part of its continued effort to provide advanced healthcare services and further its mission to provide compassionate patient care.

The Rothman Index is capable of creating a picture of any patient’s condition over time by automatically deriving one simple score from the vast amount of data in the electronic health record.​

Furthermore, the platform can capture changes in patient condition as the data feeding it reflects the real-time status of multiple body systems.

NorthBay Healthcare chief medical officer Seth Kaufman said: “Starting a new quality initiative in the middle of a global pandemic speaks volumes about who we are as an organisation.

“A pandemic and an atrocious fire season will not stop us from researching and implementing new ways to provide high quality and safe care to our patients.

“Working with PeraHealth, we have set some initial quality goals for Year 1 that include improvements in unanticipated ICU upgrades and mortality.”

NorthBay Healthcare implemented the latest Version 5 implementation of Rothman Index TREND that brings broader capabilities for system-wide patient surveillance.

It supports applications for command centres, telehealth, rapid-response teams, and unit-level monitoring.

Additionally, it provides advanced analytics capabilities to clinicians on a scalable and cyber-secure platform.

NorthBay clinicians plan to leverage the power of the Rothman Index by applying predictive analytics across all patient populations in the hospital system.