Children’s Hospital in New Orleans Picks Elemeno Platform to Advance Patient Safety
First Hospital in Louisiana to Implement Context-driven, Microlearning Solution
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 – Elemeno Health, the developer of a proprietary cloud-based solution for front-line healthcare teams, announced that Children’s Hospital in New Orleans has selected the Elemeno platform, a context-driven, microlearning solution to help front-line nurses, doctors and ancillary staff adhere to the consistent delivery of best practices at the point of care.
Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Louisiana to implement Elemeno’s SaaS platform to help scale training and standardize care.
“We chose Elemeno’s mobile-friendly platform because we wanted a simple, efficient solution that would engage and help our front-line teams to quickly access and adopt best practices, thereby improving the quality of care and safety for our patients,” said Jamie Wiggins, MS, RN, senior vice president and CNO.
Developed in collaboration with UCSF Medical Center, the Elemeno platform provides “just-in-time” training, enabling front-line medical professionals to access, from any device, interactive guidelines, smart checklists and concise how-to videos. Complicated best practices are simplified into bite-sized learning, and the social and “gamification” elements included in the software are designed to engage and motivate team members.
“With the rapidly growing complexity of healthcare today, it becomes increasingly difficult for front-line staff to master best practices, ultimately leading to errors, inefficiencies, waste and burnout,” said Dr. Arup Roy-Burman, CEO and co-founder of Elemeno Health. “It is for this reason we created a context-driven, staff-centered platform. While we developed this patient safety solution in San Francisco, we are thrilled to now see it scale nationwide.”
Elemeno’s platform, which is accessible on desktop and mobile devices, is designed to advance quality and patient safety at the point of care. In a one-year study at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, the Elemeno prototype was deployed to target central line care. The published results showed that the platform helped UCSF implement best practices and cut central line infections (a costly and deadly hospital acquired infection) in half, saving over $1 million and an estimated three lives.
About Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Children’s Hospital is a 224-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.
About Elemeno Health
Founded in 2016 in Oakland, California, Elemeno Health is a digital health startup backed by leading seed stage digital health investor, Launchpad Digital Health, Silicon Valley tech accelerator, Y Combinator, and leading regulatory tech venture investor, Fenway Summer. The Elemeno platform was developed in collaboration with UCSF, and is in use by teams in multiple large academic medical centers and county health systems. Elemeno Health is a 2016 Medical Entrepreneurship & Disruption (MEDy) award winner.
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