As we wind down another year I find it helpful to look back at the past 12 months as a method of looking forward into what to expect over the next year. This has been a tremendous year for Etiometry, and I’m grateful for all the experiences we’ve had deploying the Etiometry Platform and helping customers reduce costs and improve care in pediatric ICUs.
We began the year by announcing in January that Etiometry had reached 10 million hours of patient monitoring data, providing hospitals with unprecedented insight into their patients and care strategies. Etiometry dwarfed that number by the end of the year, as we’ve increasingly deployed the Etiometry Platform throughout North America.
We brought advanced visualization and analytics to the hospital bedside when in February we introduced our Persistent Display to streamline clinical workflows in ICUs. This allows patient trend information to be continuously displayed at the bedside to provide physicians and nursing staff with always-on, at-a-glance views into the clinical course of critically ill patients.
In June, we announced FDA 510(k) clearance to expand the usage of our Inadequate Oxygen Delivery (IDO2) Index for monitoring patient up to 12 years of age. This continues to drive company growth, allowing the IDO2 Index to address more than 80% of pediatric ICU patients.
I attended the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care event, which helped me crystalize the increased importance of human factors in designing medical devices. I reached a couple of conclusions on this topic which I shared in my blog, Human Factors in ICUs. I also toured the Airbus final assembly line, and in a blog I wrote I summarized the lessons to be learned from aircraft manufacturers in aggregating information and transforming data into actional information.
I also wrote a blog answering a question we frequently asked—how is our risk Analytics Engine technology a platform for analytics?—which I broke down into the three primary reasons explaining why this is so. Last but not least, during this year our collaborators produced the first solid evidence of the value of the Etiometry Platform in reducing ICU cost. The abstract was presented in the prestigious AHA Scientific Sessions conference, and you can read it here.
As the year comes to a close, I’m encouraged by the adoption of our technology and the tremendous advances we’ve made in enhancing it throughout the year to streamline ICU analytics and help hospitals improve patient care.
We now have several career opportunities available for qualified candidates interested in joining Etiometry to help convert medical data into actionable information that allows clinicians to improve treatment and reduce the cost of medical care. If you know anyone you think might be interested, please send them to our Careers page—and maybe they’ll become a a major contributor to our success in 2018 and beyond!