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SLHS to implement PeriGen’s PeriCALM fetal surveillance system in seven hospitals in US

Saint Luke's Health System (SLHS), a not-for-profit health system, has signed an agreement to implement PeriGen's PeriCALM fetal surveillance system in its seven metro and regional birthing hospitals in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.

Saint Luke’s East Hospital chief nursing officer and COO Gloria Solis noted the hospital’s clinicians, quality administrators and IT staff are all excited to roll out the PeriCALM platform.

"PeriGen’s evidence-based fetal surveillance and decision support functionality coupled with its experience interfacing with Epic builds upon our mission to outfit our hospitals with the most sophisticated medical technology.

"Our goal is to facilitate the very best health outcomes for our patients, including our smallest ones and their moms," Solis added.

PeriGen’s first system deployment in the state of Missouri will involve interfacing labor and delivery (L&D) patient information and fetal strip data to the SLHS’s EPIC enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) system early next Spring.

PeriGen’s obstetrics team demonstrated to SLHS clinical and technical teams the benefits of upgrading from their current perinatal system to the PeriCALM platform.

Notably impactful were displays of both long-term and detailed views of the tracings in addition to automated, real-time pattern recognition to interpret fetal heart tracings, and the ability to monitor labor progress with clinical decision support — all at the bedside.

PeriGen CEO Matthew Sappern noted SLHS is well regarded in the company’s industry for their forward-thinking vision and commitment to quality care.

"We are excited to work with Saint Luke’s, and consider them close and valuable partners in our efforts to build innovative systems in support of better outcomes," Sappern added.