SPI Digital Health: Epic’s Sepsis Model ‘Falling Short’ as BoB Vendors Hold Sway

Published: October 17, 2023

As endorsements go, it was hardly ringing, a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluding that EHR vendor Epic’s Sepsis Prediction Model was failing to live up to expectations.   

Writing in the publication, researchers argued that, while the Epic tool was more accurate than other models at a higher threshold prediction when it was most confident that a patient had sepsis, it failed to detect a higher share of true cases and was less timely than other sepsis prediction tools.  

The study authors added that it ‘appears to predict sepsis long after the clinician has recognised possible sepsis and acted on that suspicion’.

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