Clinical Vignettes
Sepsis: Avoidable Health Regression
By identifying this cancer patient as at risk of mortality, her physician immediately brought her in for an office visit. Despite no signs or complaints, bloodwork revealed that the patient was septic. She was rushed to the hospital where she was treated and released.

An 85-year-old breast cancer patient who lives alone was identified by the Jvion Machine as at risk for 30-day mortality. Her physician, who was on a plane at the time, received an alert. The physician immediately engaged her team to contact the patient and bring her in for an exam. The Case Management team was also engaged to reach out to the patient and ensure transportation.

Despite no complaints or outward signs of sepsis, the clinical team ordered bloodwork. The patient was sent back home with her friend who drove her to the clinic. Later that same day, bloodwork revealed that the patient was showing signs of sepsis. At about the same time, her friend contacted the clinic because the patient had fainted. She was immediately sent to the ED where she was diagnosed with sepsis and admitted to the hospital.
Because of the Jvion Machine’s insights, this patient’s sepsis was caught early, which helped stop the progression of the infection. Moreover, the right resources—clinical staff, friends, and social supporting including transportation—were engaged to prevent what could have been a deadly event.