Emory University Hospital is using software from IBM IBM +0.02% and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) for a pioneering research project to create advanced, predictive medical care for critical patients through real-time streaming analytics.
Emory is testing a new system that can identify patterns in physiological data and instantly alert clinicians to danger signs in patients. In a typical ICU, a dozen different streams of medical data light up the monitors at a patient’s bedside – including heart physiology, respiration, brain waves and blood pressure. This constant feed of vital signs is transmitted as waves and numbers and routinely displayed on computer screens at every bedside. Currently, it’s up to doctors and nurses to rapidly process and analyze all this information in order to make medical decisions.