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,…

AIMed Presentation: 50 Shades of Models

I was on the faculty of the AIMed Conference, which was just held in Laguna Beach California. This gave me the opportunity to discuss the value of different approaches to create predictive models for analyses of patient monitoring data. Specifically, my overview focused on the differences among: White box models that incorporate well understood relationships of human physiology Black box machine learning models that are purely extracted from data The…

Etiometry Abstract on Inadequate Oxygen Delivery Index

Etiometry presented a second abstract at the PCICS International Meeting for “Inadequate Oxygen Delivery Index (IDO2) as a Predictor of CICU Length of Stay”. This project demonstrates evidence that babies who spent more time with elevated risk of inadequate oxygen delivery as represented by our Etiometry IDO2 Index require more resources and time to recover. Algorithms Powered by Risk Analytics are available as add-ons to our T3 Visualization & Data…

Etiometry Co-Authors Award-Winning PCICS Abstract

Etiometry has received a “Top Abstract” award at the PCICS International Meeting for “Using a High-Fidelity Physiologic Monitoring System to Evaluate a Clinical Protocol for Post-Operative Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease”. The abstract illustrates the tremendous value that high-fidelity data capture brings to the evaluation of the effectiveness of clinical guidelines. It summarizes the results of a joint study between Boston Children’s Hospital and Etiometry that evaluated the use of…