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About Alive Science
Alive Sciences created The Rothman Index in an effort to prevent unnecessary human suffering by transforming how patients are monitored in non-acute healthcare settings. The Index is a revolutionary early warning algorithm that displays each patient’s condition on a continuous line graph. The first of its kind, the index extracts readily available informatiovn from the electronic medical record (EMR) and utilizes more than 50 health indicators—from common vital signs, nursing assessments and psycho-social issues—to form a composite score that is simple and easy to understand in a glance. Most importantly, it can detect subtle yet critical changes that might otherwise go unnoticed, allowing care providers to take proactive steps that can prevent unneeded suffering and save lives.