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Mednition Launches Early Sepsis Detection Initiative

NEW YORK – Mednition on Thursday announced an initiative aimed at the early detection of sepsis.

As part of the effort, the firm said that it is developing a machine learning-based clinical decision support tool for use at the point of care in the early detection of sepsis.

The firm said that a preliminary assessment of the prototype tool's performance has shown a sensitivity of 90 percent and specificity of 87 percent with an area under the curve of .949. The results reflect use of emergency department triage data, but not laboratory tests, Mednition said.

The firm also announced that it has appointed Stephen Liu to its clinical advisory board and to help lead its sepsis program. Liu is an emergency physician with VEP Healthcare and medical director and attending staff physician, emergency services, at Adventist Health White Memorial hospital in Los Angeles.

Burlingame, California-based Mednition said that Liu was instrumental in implementing its decision support tool at AHWM where emergency department nurses have been using it for triage since Dec. 2018.