A new IT solution is thought to have direct negative consequences on patients according to national newspapers. While many clinicians dare not speak out, Jens Hillingsø, Head of clinic at one of the major Cancer Units at Rigshospitalet could not stand still any more.
Richie Etwaru explains in a TEDs talk and in very simple terms the potential of Blockchain and how it will invade all sides of business and society.
Another product innovation from the “Think big Challenge” at the Mayo clinic.
Bernard Marr explains how non patient related data can be used to predict incoming patient flow and the positive impacts this has on patient care.
When 6 out of 7 interventions are considered to have no impact or causing harm to ICU patients, what can be done? MIT has a solution.
The reason why Boeings and Airbuses fly at an affordable cost is simple.
The industry has built a platform of best of breed suppliers who together deliver more performance year in, year out.
The same "Best of breed" mindset, if applied to hospitals, could save many lives and costs by providing clinicians with appropriate, specialised and constantly improved tools.
Revealing the power of “HealthQ by Daintel” at the last ICDK conference in Copenhagen, Lars Dybdahl CTO at Daintel explained how 80-90% of any data project is spent on data management. When data is readily available in the correct format, that time can be saved.
Professor Thomas Heldt from MIT utilises high-temporal data coming from the intensive care unit. He then integrates them into mathematical models of underlying physiologies to identify factors that are critical to the patient's well-being but are difficult to measure directly.
Two core challenges to synthesising useful medical data are the difficulties in building the right mathematical model (machine learning may be needed), and to capture and archive data from the ICU for long enough periods (typically data from ICU is not kept for more than 72 hours).
There are two schools of thoughts regarding Healthcare Information Technology for hospitals.
Those who still believe in a one-size-fits-all solution and the visionaries or pragmatic of the world who believe that Hospital Information System should be based on integrating Best-of-Breed solutions.
The ICU of Odense University Hospital in Denmark is close to zero patients being discharged due to "a lack of capacity."
"This is a great achievement in terms of patient safety and patient well being.” says Jens Schierbeck, the newly appointed Clinical Director of the ICU, afdV in Odense in Denmark who was behind the initial recommendations for increasing the bed capacity in the department and focusing on the reduction of patients discharged due to lack of capacity.