CheckList was selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from leading US hospitals and healthcare systems, including Allina Health, Rush University Medical Center, and JFK Health System. Finalists were evaluated based on care efficiency, competitive advantage, financial impact/value, market need, patient experience, quality of care, and patient outcomes. The annual award competition is sponsored by the publisher of FierceHealthcare and FierceHealthIT.
Introduced earlier this year, PeriCALM CheckList was created to help hospitals improve compliance with protocols that depend on electronic fetal monitoring. PeriCALM CheckList continuously analyzes fetal heart rate and contractions to identify concerning trends, even those occurring faintly and over a long expanse of time. This level of vigilance and standardization is especially effective when administering oxytocin (a commonly used drug that stimulates contractions).
PeriCALM CheckList simplifies the checklist process by accurately and automatically counting and summarizing specific fetal heart rate and contraction patterns. The color coded displays of PeriCALM CheckList provide quick visual cues when specific criteria have been exceeded. PeriCALM CheckList criteria can be customized by each hospital or health system according to their protocols that govern clinical care.
“Adverse outcomes during childbirth … can bring severe financial consequences when care does not follow widely accepted practices,” says Matthew Sappern, PeriGen Chief Executive Officer. “PeriCALM CheckList is a powerful tool for helping clinicians meet expected standards of care. We’re proud that its potential to drive better outcomes has been recognized.”