Redivus Health Launches Kan. Initiative in Partnership with The University of Kansas Health System
OLATHE, Kan. & KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2017) — Redivus Health announced today it will partner with The University of Kansas Health System to roll out the Redivus mobile clinical decision support platform to Kansas hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers starting this month. The initiative builds on a pilot program started earlier this year.
“The goal of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative is to improve the care and outcomes of rural Kansans with heart attacks and strokes. Our rural health system partners helped develop the protocols and tools to implement evidenced-based guidelines,” said Robert Moser, M.D., executive director, Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative. “It is our hope that the Redivus application will become a tool needed for rural health providers to utilize the right care at the right time.”
The Redivus Health cloud-based mobile application delivers actionable, step-by-step clinical guidance to doctors, nurses and paramedics during high-mortality, time-critical healthcare events. The subscription service provides evidence-based guidance for treating cardiac arrest, stroke and sepsis.
This unique partnership brings together a Kansas-based software company with the state’s only academic medical center to benefit communities state-wide. Of the 131 hospitals in the state of Kansas, 84 are Critical Access Hospitals, which are facilities with 25 beds or fewer serving rural areas.
“This is a prime example of Kansans taking care of Kansans,” said Jeff Dunn, D.O., Redivus Health founder and CEO. “By working with our state’s premier academic medical center, we can partner to bring this life-saving mobile technology to all regions of our home state. It’s the right thing to do.”
Early Reports Are Very Positive
The Redivus app is the newest tool offered through the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative (now called Care Collaborative) and The University of Kansas Health System to help improve healthcare throughout the state. The feedback from hospitals and EMS providers using the app in the pilot program has been positive.
“Rural healthcare needs an app that is intuitive and helps guide the clinician working with a patient suffering from stroke, sepsis or cardiac arrest to meet the time-sensitive guidelines. There is also a need to facilitate communication between facilities, and this app enables that. We have selected Redivus as an application to meet our goal of improving patient care across the continuum,” said Terry Siek, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System.
The Redivus Health platform was launched hundreds of times during the five-month pilot program for educational purposes as well as patient diagnosis and treatment.
“We are hearing great stories from the rural hospitals and EMS providers,” Dunn said. “They report an increase in confidence when using the Redivus app because they know it provides the evidence-based guidelines for proper care, and they value the automated documentation for hospital records.”