New Study Sets Benchmark for Clinical Decision Support Technologies

From improving quality of care to reducing costs, producing a concrete return on investment is becoming a crucial do or die milestone for health care systems and the health information technologies they use. A new study unveiled at the American College of Cardiology Conference is now a part of the growing evidence associating Etiometry’s platform with improvements in care quality and patient safety metrics. The abstract presented by Dr. Mary…

Transforming Skeptics into Zealots: SCCM Four Years Later

On my way back to Boston from this year’s Society of Critical Care Medicine conference, I cannot stop reflecting on the first time I attended this meeting back in 2015. It was in Phoenix, Arizona, a nice break from the cold Boston weather, just two weeks before the Super Bowl was held there. Besides the Patriots winning another Super Bowl, so much has changed between 2015 and 2019.  Back in…

Improving Neurological Outcomes with Predictive Algorithms

There are more than 32,000 babies diagnosed with congenital heart defects each year in the United States alone. A quarter of these newborns will undergo some type of invasive procedure, surgery, or catheterization in the first year of life.  The tremendous advancements of pediatric cardiology in the last 30 years means that today more than 99% of these patients are expected to survive, with the prospect that with each coming year…

Biomed Device Data Shouldn’t Be Difficult to Capture

At Etiometry, we believe that biomedical device data should not be difficult to obtain. That’s why the new waveform capabilities available as an add-on to our T3 Data Aggregation & Visualization software allows hospitals to easily capture and store high-frequency physiology data such as ECG information. This advancement allows medical researchers to access high-frequency biomedical device data to gain further insight into different physiological processes. Hospitals can now capture high-resolution…

Happy Holidays from Etiometry!

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…

How is Our Risk Analytics Engine Technology a Platform for Analytics?

There has been a longstanding vision in the digital health industry of what it means to be an analytics platform, and it goes like this: get as much of the data as possible and give it to applications that can transform it to clinical insights. In this single-focus philosophy, anyone who can get to the data claims to have a platform as long as they enable other applications to provide…

An Aerospace Engineering View of Medicine

I recently had the privilege of touring the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France and had the opportunity to remind myself how complex, fascinating, and impressive it is to build an aircraft. There is nothing more exciting for an aerospace engineer than to see the product of millions of hours of development and manufacturing split between dozens of countries and see tens-of-thousands of parts come together into a marvel…

Intelligent Monitoring of the Risk of Inadequate Oxygen Delivery Expands to Support Patients up to 12 Years Old

In 2016, Etiometry received U.S. Food & Drug (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the first of our Risk Analytics Algorithms. The Inadequate Oxygen Delivery (IDO2) Index is the first of many Etiometry algorithms that we are bringing to market. With our IDO2 algorithm embedded within the Etiometry platform, doctors and nurses can quickly assess the risk of inadequate oxygen delivery alongside traditional measures of the patient’s status in a manner that clearly visualizes…

Human Factors in ICUs

I recently attended the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care event in New Orleans, which offered cutting-edge presentations and workshops on emerging issues in healthcare human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future. It was sponsored by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), whose mission is, “To promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the…

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in ICUs

A recent article in Wired Magazine discusses Etiometry and the importance of developing impactful analytics to improve the quality of care in the ICU. While the article focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and whether it would in some ways eventually automate physician responsibilities, it reached the following logical conclusion: “If we are able to develop systems that enhance their [physicians] capabilities and allow them to provide their patients better care,…