The Adult Early Warning System (aEWS) score is designed to forecast impending clinical deterioration that may require an escalation in hospital care to the intensive care unit (ICU) or could otherwise result in mortality. The aEWS module specializes in predicting serious cardiopulmonary, acute respiratory, and/or sepsis events. In the season of COVID-19, the aEWS module has been adopted for identifying hospital patients who could progress to requiring ICU care with potential assistive ventilation devices.

Knowing a problem early enough

The beginnings of deterioration can go unnoticed in the hospital. This may result in more complicated treatment, extended critical care with associated length of stay (LOS), significant morbidity, or potential mortality. Such events lead to using some of the most expensive critical care resources and costly hospital stays.

Get accurate alerts

The aEWS module is a hospital early warning system that uses real-time data including labs, vitals, and doctors’ notes, to deliver early warnings on the risk of clinical deterioration, acute respiratory compromise, and other acute conditions which may necessitate transfer to intensive care and early intervention.

How aEWS helps

Early warning system messaging provides critical lead time for hospital patients with impending deterioration. Early actionable intervention on such patients allows for timely critical care interventions and reduced time in the ICU. It could potentially prevent an unanticipated death.
Receive an early warning of impending clinical deterioration before it happens.
Causative contextual information accompanies the warnings for targeted evaluations.
Lead Time
Early warnings give precious time for evaluations and interventions which could save lives.
Reduced Cost
Early Intervention leads to preventable or shorter ICU LOS and, thus, decreased overall hospital stay cost.

ROI Benefits of an Adult Early Warning System

20+ Hours Increased Lead Time
Patients identified by Pieces aEWS had significant lead time (more than 20 hours) for actionable interventions prior to a transfer to the more expensive ICU.
Alerts Indicate 15x likelihood
Alerts provide a high confidence of a critical event. Hospital Early warning system alerts indicated a 15x increased likelihood of mortality compared to patients with no alerts.
15% decrease in sepsis mortality
Usage of aEWS Module resulted in a 15% decrease in sepsis mortality.
17% decrease in cardiopulmonary arrest
Usage of aEWS Module resulted in a 17% decrease in cardiopulmonary arrest events.

Mitch Netterville
Parkland Health and Hospital System
“The value Parkland Health and Hospital System gets from Pieces is an earlier intervention on patients who have potential to deteriorate very quickly.”

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