Press release

Houston Methodist Expands Rothman Index Use for Global Clinical Surveillance

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To improve patient outcomes and further its mission to provide high
quality, cost-effective healthcare that delivers the best value to the
people it serves, Houston Methodist has upgraded its Rothman Index
global clinical surveillance technology. Houston Methodist comprises a
leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center, six
community hospitals and one specialty hospital serving the Greater
Houston area.

Katherine Walsh, Chief Nursing Officer at Houston Methodist, says, “The
Rothman Index has become ingrained in our workflow and outcomes
measurement. We have a Rothman Index Champion’s Meeting that provides a
forum for team members to share examples of ‘safe catches.’”

Houston Methodist implemented the Rothman Index in March 2016 and has
been a valued development partner, achieving outcomes including a 32
percent risk-adjusted mortality reduction and 11 percent sepsis
mortality reduction the first year of implementation.

The Rothman Index is the only proven algorithm that derives one simple
score from the vast amount of data in the electronic medical record to
create a picture of any patient’s condition over time – any age, any
disease, any unit. It can detect patient deterioration hours or days
earlier than existing scores and systems.

With the latest Rothman Index enhancements, Houston Methodist can now:

  • Access pre-defined subsets of the house-wide population, including a
    palliative care filter to help trigger palliative care consults.
  • Configure patient warning lane views for daily safety huddle teams to
    use across multiple units, guiding patient care priorities.
  • Participate in PeraHealth’s sepsis calculator research project.
  • Add new content areas, such as inpatient discharges and 24-hour ICU
    bouncebacks, to provide more visibility into specific patient

Houston Methodist team members will share their powerful results at
PeraHealth’s TRENDS
2019 Customer Conference
on September 26-27, in Baltimore.

To learn more about the power of the Rothman Index, view the on-demand webinar:
The Rothman Index for Palliative Care: Have the Conversation,” with
guest speaker Rebel Heasley, RN, MSN, MHA, CHPN, Director of
Palliative Care and Guest Relations at Houston Methodist Clear Lake

About Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist includes Houston Methodist Hospital, a leading
academic medical center, and six community hospitals and a specialty
hospital serving the Greater Houston area. The system also includes a
research institute, freestanding emergency care centers and outpatient
facilities, as well as an extensive network of primary care doctors and

About PeraHealth

PeraHealth is a software company that uses the Rothman Index to
transform the clinical and financial efficiency of healthcare. The
Rothman Index is the only algorithm that derives one simple score from
the vast amount of data in the electronic medical record to create a
picture of any patient’s condition over time – any age, any disease,
any unit. It is the only algorithm proven to reduce mortality in
practice. Other results include reducing length of stay and
readmissions. Our customers are leading hospitals and clinicians who
need to identify patients at risk of rapid decline, make decisions about
transfer and discharge, predict the risk of severe infection, and
improve the overall efficiency and quality of care. For more
information, visit
and @PeraHealth.