Becker's Healthcare February 27, 2024
Naomi Diaz

A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan has revealed shortcomings in the effectiveness of the proprietary artificial intelligence software known as the Epic Sepsis Model.

Developed to serve as an early warning system for sepsis, the AI tool, integrated into Epic’s EHR software, struggles to differentiate between high- and low-risk patients before they receive treatments, according to the research published in the New England Journal of Medicine AI.

The Epic Sepsis Model automatically generates sepsis risk estimates in the medical records of hospitalized patients every 20 minutes. The intention is to provide clinicians with timely information to identify patients at risk of sepsis before the symptoms become severe.

However, the study pointed out key challenges in the...

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