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Working with brilliant people is cool. Working with people that are both brilliant and passionate is even cooler. Since joining Jvion I have seen no shortage of these traits. Recently one of those brilliant minds, our Chief Product Officer, Dr. John Showalter, was named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators list for 2020. John is one of the most visionary people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Building AI Champions One Nurse at a Time

  • Lizzy Feliciano, Chief Marketing Officer

Nurses are the compassionate heroes on the front lines of healthcare. This has always been true, but it is especially so during the pandemic, as nurses risk their own health to continue providing comfort and care for their patients. Nurses spend more time with patients than anybody else and are deeply invested in their patient’s health and wellbeing. That’s why any change in the patient care workflow must begin with nurses.

Risk Only Goes So Far: We need a new health outcomes equation

  • John Showalter, MD, MSIS

For as long as there have been humans, there has been an understanding of why people become ill, and how to help them. I imagine the earliest man to have known the basics: fire = burns, falling from a tree = injury, snow or ice = reduced swelling. The very young and the very old are generally more susceptible to illness and injury. Prevention is more effective than treatment.

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that nearly half of all Americans say they or someone they live with has delayed care since COVID started. The why behind this is two-fold – fear and costs. Deferred care, now more than ever, is something payers need to strategize around and prepare for. Once the floodgates of pandemic-related delayed care open, payers are going to be left to sink or swim. Sheer numbers and overdue treatment aside, they likely will find that this unexpected disruption in care has rendered previously relied-upon techniques and tools of little use in the post-COVID environment.

Are We Really Ready to Bring Employees Back to Work?

  • John Showalter, MD, MSIS

“Work smarter, not harder” was the message of Ford’s marketing for the F150 truck beginning in 2018, when they added several smart features to the vehicle. But working smarter, not harder is a concept that has been around since the 1930s when industrial engineer Allen F. Morgenstern, creator of the Work Simplification Program, coined the phrase. It’s a concept most auto manufacturers have embraced in their assembly line work. Unfortunately, while trying to do the right thing, Ford has not yet figured out how to work smarter, not harder when helping employees safely return to work.

I am excited to share that our collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic to predict and prevent sepsis was featured in the Wall Street Journal Pro Artificial Intelligence section in an article by John McCormick. Sepsis is one of most insidious causes of death today — a new analysis published in the Lancet found that sepsis accounts for one in five deaths globally — and the strides we have made towards predicting sepsis risk and recommending personalized treatments have come a long way towards saving lives.

Every year, as many as 400,000 patients die as a result of preventable harm, making it the third leading cause of death in America. The problem is as costly as it is deadly: preventable harm contributes to $244B in wasteful spending each year. Whether it’s hospital acquired infections, falls, or avoidable readmissions, preventable harm can be prevented — with a new approach leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to transform your EHR and the clinical data it stores into the most powerful patient harm prevention engine. 

Jvion is proud to have been named the top Predictive Analytics Solution for 2020 by Black Book Market Research in their annual report on top-rated healthcare analytics solutions vendors and consultants. The report is based on client experience and customer satisfaction indicators in strategic project planning for 2020, identifying the highest-rated and top-performing healthcare technology vendors within each client and industry sector of use.

Recently, Jvion had the distinction of being included in AI Time Journal’s list of the Top 25 AI Companies of 2019. The list highlights the contributions of organizations proactively applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve complex problems for the benefit of humanity. It has been a momentous year for Jvion, and it is an honor to be recognized for the work we’ve done to prevent harm and lower healthcare costs.  As we look forward to 2020, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest accomplishments from 2019.

Jvion’s AI primed to improve outcomes at every stage of care cycle

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a Market Insight report on AI’s potential impact on care delivery. The prognosis is promising: the report concludes that — with the right infrastructure, vendor partnerships, and buy-in from clinicians and patients — AI can prevent disease, detect important changes in patients’ medical conditions, diagnose patients faster and more accurately, and personalize treatment. In line with the report’s findings, Jvion’s AI is primed to improve outcomes at every stage: prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.