The Rothman Index

The Rothman Index is a single score that is calculated for a patient using 26 common observations and results that are already available from the hospital’s EHR system. The Rothman Index graphs automatically update hourly for each patient and produce a graph of the patient’s score for the last several days. This creates an easily understood picture of the patient’s condition so physicians and nurses can spend less time parsing data and more time treating patients. The Rothman Index graph allows physicians and nurses to instantly identify a patient’s condition and gives them timely notice of any upward or downward trend.

Panels of graphs can be viewed to see an entire floor or even an entire hospital at a glance. Our trial at Sarasota Memorial Hospital demonstrated that our visualization of patient health enabled doctors to send significantly more patients home safely.