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Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment within the hour

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in the emergency department 
Sepsis

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in the emergency department

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust has been lauded by NHS England for its use of an electronic alert system to identify, and provide faster access to treatment for, patients with sepsis.

The trust rolled out an electronic patient record (EPR) system, Epic, in October 2014, as part of its digital transformation programme at its Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie hospitals. The sepsis alert was set up as a part of Epic and launched in July last year.

CUH was one of the first trusts in the UK to use Epic; patient medical information is kept in the system with clinicians using handheld and mobile devices to record care at the bedside. This means that when a patient arrives as an emergency or is

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