Adventist Health sees success with BrainScope Technology
May 27, 2023
During the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM23), Adventist Health presented promising real-world clinical outcomes from Adventist Health Kern County Emergency Departments. With the implementation of BrainScope two years ago, Adventist Health is using this first-of-its-kind technology to positively impact the lives of mild head injured patients in Kern County.
Anyone suspected of a mild traumatic brain injury, including concussion, is triaged with the BrainScope technology at all Adventist Health hospitals in Kern County. BrainScope, the only FDA-cleared decision support tool that uses brain electrical activity and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) derived algorithms to identify the likelihood of both a brain bleed and concussion. In less than 20 minutes from preparation to results, data is captured through a disposable headset placed on the patient’s forehead and connected to a handheld device. Results are provided in real-time at point of care.
During the annual SAEM23 meeting, Lisa Kreber, PhD, CBIS, Multi-Site Director of Neurology for Adventist Health in Kern County, presented results from the first year using BrainScope. The numbers show how this new technology is improving patient care:
• 66 percent of adult and 90 percent of pediatric mild head injured patients were referred for follow- up concussion care after an assessment
• 40 percent decrease in unnecessary head CT utilization, leading to a 58 percent decrease in length of stay.
• 3.5 hours on average saved for mild head-injured patients that received a BrainScope assessment.
“In mild head injured patients, BrainScope provides decision support that reduces the use of CT scans, decreases the amount of time a patient has to stay in the emergency room and provides objective concussion scoring to guide outpatient referrals to get patients back on the road to wellness sooner,” said Lisa Kreber, Ph.D, CBIS the Multi-Site Director of Neurology for Adventist Health in Kern County.
“We are delighted that our technology is helping mild head injured patients in Kern County,” says Diku Mandavia, Chief Medical Officer for BrainScope. “The data presented at SAEM23 demonstrates the positive impact BrainScope can have on emergency departments and patient experience.”
About Adventist Health
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii with over 400 sites of care. Founded on Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice agencies in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes employees, physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness, and hope. We are committed to staying true to our heritage by providing patient-centered, quality care. Together, we are transforming the healthcare experience with an innovative and whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.
BrainScope is a medical neurotechnology company that is improving brain health by providing objective, diagnostic insights that enable better patient care. BrainScope is leading the way in the rapid and objective assessment of brain-related conditions, starting with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), utilizing multiple integrated assessment capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI), and digitization. The Company’s technology supports the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Choosing Wisely® campaign to avoid CT scans of the head in Emergency Department patients with minor head injury. BrainScope’s innovative neurotechnology platform uses EEG-based, AI-derived algorithms empowering physicians to quickly make accurate head injury assessments, addressing the full spectrum of traumatic brain injuries from structural (brain bleed) to functional (concussion) injuries, providing for the first time a full picture of the injury, and doing so in less time and without radiation. For more information, please visit http://www.brainscope.com.