Podcast

The Redox Podcast: Episode 23 – Preventing Sepsis with Luminare’s Dr. Sarma Velamuri

Posted June 29, 2020
By Niko Skievaski

Dr. Sarma Velamuri is an Internal Medicine doc, hospitalist, sepsis expert, and co-founder and CEO of Luminare, a company focused on the early detection of sepsis. In this episode, we dive into sepsis detection and prevention, as well as how these systems can work to help prevent the spread of other viral infections, like COVID-19.

Key Moments

01:39 – How sepsis came to the forefront
03:33 – Luminare’s tragic founding story
06:35 – Alarm fatigue in EHRs and how to overcome it with workflow design
08:54 – Luminare’s impact and value proposition
10:56 – EHR integration with Redox*
13:07 – Pivoting for pandemic response
15:39 – Employers utilizing Luminare to screen employees for work
18:03 – On safely reopening the economy

*Full disclosure, Luminare is a Redox customer and it gets a little commercially in there for a minute. Sorry about that. 😉

I find Luminare as a great example of a physician-founded startup doing it right, solving the problem through a focus on workflows and market demand. Big thanks to Sarma for taking the time to share his story. Enjoy!