The Increasing Role of Virtual Devices for Monitoring Patient Care in the ICU

The medical industry is on the dawn of a new age where physical devices become commodities and virtual devices become the new standard. This is ushering in a revolution in ICU practices both to better understand an in-patient’s trajectory and optimize control to enable a successful, short, and cost-effective ICU stay. Of course, by virtual device, I mean algorithms that can process multiple physiology parameters and transform what is measureable…

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…