[Datanami] BigDataFr recommends: How Big Data Can Save Lives at the Hospital

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BigDataFr recommends: How Big Data Can Save Lives at the Hospital

[…] As a trauma nurse at one of the largest hospitals in the country, Charles Boicey saw his share of sickness and injuries, amazing recoveries and unfortunate deaths. But for all the good he and his fellow clinicians were able to do, Boicey was frustrated that he didn’t have the information to do more. Now, as chief innovation officer at big data healthcare startup Clearsense, Boicey is determined not to let any more potentially lifesaving data slip away.

Modern electronic medical record (EMR) applications are the systems of record in most hospital settings. However, most EMRs only record patient data on an hourly basis. That’s too coarse of a sampling frequency to enable machines to detect meaningful patterns in the data. And unless busy doctors and nurses are staring at the monitoring equipment in the intensive care unit (ICU) for each patient, they’re not going to be able to catch everything. […]

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By Alex Woodie
Source: datamini.com

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