MEDITECH Helps Avera Health Reduce Sepsis Mortality by 45%, Save $10 Million


Sepsis is one of the deadliest infections that hospitals contend with — and why Avera Health enlisted MEDITECH to help in the fight.

As part of its sepsis prevention program, Avera implemented a standardized sepsis toolkit directly into clinicians’ workflows with the MEDITECH EHR. This initiative has led to significant rate reductions in sepsis mortality and readmissions, as well as dramatic cost savings.   

“One hundred percent of patients in our EDs and currently in Avera hospitals are screened for sepsis,” says Jennifer McKay, MD, MIO at Avera Health. “Rarely does a clinical tool touch every patient. We’ve seen a dramatic improvement in both mortality and morbidity related to sepsis care.”

Learn more about Avera’s success in our new case study, “Every Patient, Every Time: Sepsis Screening Leads to 45% Mortality Rate Reduction.”