SOURCE: Advanced Practice Strategies

Advancing Knowledge, Empowering Caregivers.

October 01, 2013 09:00 ET

Advanced Practice Strategies Begins Testing GNOSIS™ for Emergency Medicine

Tool Accelerates High Reliability in Healthcare Delivery by Measuring and Improving Clinical Knowledge and Judgment

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 01, 2013) - Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) today announced it has begun alpha testing its latest product, GNOSIS for Emergency Medicine (EM). This marks the second clinical area for GNOSIS, currently deployed nationwide in the area of obstetrics (GNOSIS for Obstetrics) by leading hospitals, health systems, and medical liability insurers. Emergency medicine was selected because it is a high risk area -- one hundred thirty million Americans visit the Emergency Department (ED) each year1 and four of every 100,000 visits results in a medical malpractice allegation.2

GNOSIS is a mobile, cloud-based platform that assesses clinician proficiency and rapidly improves performance. It is a data-driven virtual coach that identifies areas for knowledge and judgment improvement, weights them by error risk, maps out personalized content delivered in 2-5 minute segments, and delivers an administrative dashboard with analytics on performance that were never before possible at the clinician, institution, and system-wide levels. GNOSIS for EM also identifies and addresses clinical bias, such as anchoring or diagnosis momentum.

"Diagnostic errors are the most common reason for malpractice claims in the ED," said APS Chief Medical Officer Robert Ashton, MD. "Nearly half of all ED malpractice cases allege a failure to diagnose. While the greatest costs are human life and suffering, financial costs for individuals and institutions are staggering. GNOSIS aims to identify clinical risk before error occurs and accelerates high reliability in healthcare delivery."

GNOSIS for EM covers three practice areas: Effective Communication in the ED, Diagnosis of Chest Pain, and Diagnosis of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain. Abdominal and chest pain are the top two reasons for ED visits3 and gaps in communication are widely acknowledged as a driver of clinical risk, particularly in the chaotic ED environment. In fact, one in three ED malpractice cases includes breakdowns in communication.

Each practice area in GNOSIS for EM will take the user through a short proficiency assessment measuring knowledge and judgment, including bias, and then provide personalized content across five critical learning objectives. Content includes core concepts, case examples, expert commentary, and learning tools so users can connect what they learn back to the actual clinical environment.

About Advanced Practice Strategies:
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) is eliminating risk and reducing healthcare costs by fundamentally restructuring lifelong clinical education. Using a data-driven approach, APS is objectively assessing clinician knowledge and judgment, quantifying resulting risk, and reducing that risk through personalized education. The company's newest innovation, GNOSIS™, is a groundbreaking mobile, cloud-based tool that saves clinician learning time, rapidly improves performance, reduces medical malpractice risk, and increases patient safety, all while ensuring administrators are equipped with a transparent performance dashboard at the clinician, organization, and system-wide levels. GNOSIS redefines continuing clinical education while addressing healthcare quality, costs, and satisfaction in today's accountable medical world. Grounded in the rich experience of its Demonstrative Evidence Group, that uses visual strategy to educate juries in complex medical malpractice cases, APS has amassed a wealth of knowledge on risk in medicine and has become the leader in improving lifelong clinician learning. For more information, please visit

1 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary
2 Annual Benchmarking Report: Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine, CRICO Strategies, 2011
3 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary

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    Director, Marketing Communications
    Advanced Practice Strategies