Moore Foundation grantees Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine speak with Laura Landro of The Wall Street Journal about their work to help health care professionals and patients achieve better outcomes through the use of data.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in partnership with integrated-systems scientists from MIT, is working on a project called Risky States that will help clinicians gauge risk levels in any one of its seven ICUs at any given time. After two years of analyzing data on all of its ICU patients, the team identified situations that increase risk, such as high number of admissions and a high nurse-to-patient ratio. They then identified more than two dozen harms during and following the risky states and developed an application that automatically pulls such data from the EHR. The data is then displayed in a visual dashboard with a risk score so that people can tell ahead of time when they are entering a risky state.
Johns Hopkins partnered with experts from its Applied Physics Laboratory to help design a system, called Emerge, that draws data from electronic records and bedside sensors to show when a person should receive treatments and therapies to prevent harm.
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