Healthcare worldwide is in crisis - high costs, poor or inconsistent quality, and inaccessibility are potentially catastrophic. While there is no limit to the amount of data continuously being generated in provider organizations, some lack a way to analyze and correlate the data in real time. IBM Stream Computing enables predictive analytics of data in motion for real-time decisions allowing healthcare providers to capture and analyze data - all the time, just in time. The end goal is to save lives, shorten hospital stays and build healthier communities revolving around preventative care.
- Fusing different data sources in real time: Medical devices provide visual displays of vital signs through physiological streams such as electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and respiratory rate. Electronic health record initiatives around the world create more sources of medical data. Life-threatening conditions such as nosocomial infection, pneumothorax, intraventricular hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia can be detected using analytics that fuse different data sources.
- Highly personalized care: Detect signs earlier to improve patient outcomes and reduce length of stays. Automated or clinician-driven knowledge discovery to identify new relationships between data stream events and latent medical conditions.
- Proactive treatment: Build a profile for each patient based on personalized data streams and receive insights in real time.
Results: anticipate disease onset and deliver real time patient data to make life changing decisions.
- Hospital for Sick Children (PDF, 563KB) creates first of a kind technology to help doctors care for premature babies
- UCLA (YouTube, 00:01:28) tackles brain trauma to build proactive treatments during critical periods
- Emory University Hospital (YouTube, 00:13:39) creates ICU of the future by analyzing over 100,000 real-time data points per second to sense early warning signs of medical complications
Cutting edge, real-time patient monitoring systems
The Emory University Hospital ICU is using a new patient monitoring system that allows clinicians to acquire, analyze and correlate medical data at a volume and velocity that has never before been possible.
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