Our Focus

SmartSteward™ has developed software that provides Skilled Nursing Facilities with comprehensive Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship, and real- time early detection of residents with Changes of Condition. SmartSteward™ gathers EHR data and applies advanced algorithms to detect Acute Changes of Condition and Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO). SmartSteward™ then delivers notification and decision guidance that has been demonstrated to improve facility performance across a wide range of business performance and quality measures, enabling superior patient and facility health.

 

Potential Applications

SmartSteward’s initial focus is on Skilled Nursing Facilities. Other potential channels include hospitals and outpatient clinics. SmartSteward’s data capabilities enable deeper analytics to support more meaningful quality measures, which can support government surveillance of SNF quality and patient safety.

 

Results

 Clinical Validation | Operational Results

SmartSteward™ Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship software has been piloted in 3 Skilled Nursing Facilities and demonstrated significant clinical and business results. The platform has shown excellent detection capabilities. In a COVID-19 outbreak involving 52 residents and staff, SmartSteward™ detected 84% of detectable, symptomatic cases with many cases identified up to a week in advance of identification by existing operational processes.

 

Opportunities to Collaborate

SmartSteward™ is seeking partners for:

  • Commercialization in the SNF setting
  • Research collaboration with Government on new approaches to SNF performance data

 


Dr. Robert Yancey, Jr.

Bob, Founder – Dr. Robert Yancey is an Infectious Disease Specialist and Epidemiologist with more than 20 years’ experience in Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control. He has designed and implemented four hospital-based ASPs and led a successful medical IT startup.