Technology helps detect SEPSIS onset

Sepsis in figures

Sepsis is a global health crisis. It affects more than 27 million people every year, 7 to 9 million die – one death every 3.5 seconds.Depending on country, mortality rates vary between 15 and greater than 50 %. Many surviving patients suffer from the consequences of sepsis for the rest of their lives. Certain people are at an even higher risk. Those include:
- Children under 1 year
- Adults over 60
- People with chronic diseases, e.g. lung, liver, heart
- People with weakened immune systems, e.g. AIDS, Diabetes.


Stages of operation

1 - Analyse

Patients vital signs and several lab results are abstracted from Electronic Health Record through FHIR technology.

2 - Identify

A SIRS, MEWS or SOFA score is calculated and populates a patient worklist with Sepsis Risk.

3 - Alert

Each time a new patient is added, an alert is sent to the nurse in charge.By delivering accurate alerts in real-time, we allow clinicians to intervene early, leading to improved care outcomes.

4 - Improve

At PREVIA we are also working on a new machine learning algorithm to improve sensitivity and specificity by using statistical patterns gathered from prior cases.


In healthcare organizations the use of a sepsis prediction tool may improve patient outcomes and decrease sepsis related costs. Our objectives are :
- Readmission rate diminution
- Length of Stay reduction
- Mortality reduction
- Patient Experience Improved


SEPSIS in France

In 2018, the French Director-General of Health, Pr Jérôme Salomon, requested Pr Djillali Annane, recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on sepsis, to write a report on improving the prevention, detection and management of sepsis in France.
The 10 recommendations made in the report included : to improve detection among the public and health professionals to detect the signs of sepsis as early as possible, and to implement a specific sepsis care pathway, adapted to all ages of life.