VALENCIA, SPAIN, January 15th, 2016. everis and NTT DATA have started a joint project with the Andalusian Health Service and Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, Spain to develop a new medical analytics solution technology, ehCOS SmartICU, designed to improve the care process in intensive care units (ICUs), ultimately to reduce patient morbidity and mortality as well as the rate of preventable adverse events.
Real time Analytics to Improve Priority Setting in ICU
Combining everis’ existing solution for medical institutions (ehCOS) and NTT DATA Big Data analytics solutions, ehCOS SmartICU is expected to provide a comprehensive solution based on predictive modeling systems that will provide healthcare professionals with an advanced tool for predicting outcomes and generating alerts to make real-time personalized clinical decision to support acute patients in the Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care Units. Analyzing the data in real time will improve priority settings in the ICU.
Data scientists from NTT DATA are working alongside doctors from the Hospital in developing a system based on NTT DATA Big Data analytics solutions to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensible visualization of streaming vital data analytics tools, to discover relationships among vital signs and treatments through machine learning techniques, drawing conclusions and knowledge to design and predict future scenarios in the care of patients in Intensive Care, Critical Care and Resuscitation units.
“An important challenge that many of our clients face is boosting their business by leveraging the value of big data. We think this is also the case of the ICU. How can we support their challenge? We believe that our 20 years experience of advanced analytics and our Big Data analytics solutions will be a big help. Our Big Data analytics solutions have the ability to process large amounts of biomedical streaming data with sophisticated analytics techniques like machine learning and statistical analytics. By combining our Big Data analytics expertise and solutions with ehCOS and doctors’ medical knowledge, we will build new ICU healthcare protocols that will contribute to improve patients’ care and enhance ICU operations”, said Mr.Motohisa Tomura, Head of R&D Headquarters, NTT DATA Corporation.
The Expectations for ehCOS SmartICU
The Critical Care Units attend patients with serious, life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require highly specialized care, precise medications and constant monitoring with high-tech equipment and biomedical devices. However, the large volumes of data and bio-signals being generated by this equipment overwhelm doctors and nurses, and often oblige doctors to dedicate considerable time weighing out the different activities required in these units. Integrating all of this information in a comprehensive manner, based on the medical protocols, will bring about significant changes to the efficiency and accuracy of the medical decision-making. In addition, valuable information for new or improved protocols can be retrieved from the accumulated big bio-signal data thanks to the big data analytics technology.
“If we could take all the information from continuous patient monitoring equipment, along with their electronic health records, the verbal commands specific to this care setting and other relevant data, and apply sufficiently evolved algorithms to generate and propose the most appropriate plans of treatment for the patient, such as medication, dosage, course of care, etc., based on experiences and decision-making best practices, we would have a solution that would allow us to generate new models for treatment planning, increase the quality of care, improve the efficiency of ICU professionals and reduce adverse effects on patients”, said Dr. Francisco Murillo, Head of the Emergency and Critical Care Unit at the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital.
Predictive Analytics with ehCOS SmartICU
“The majority of the existing EHR systems do not incorporate specific solutions for Critical Care Units due to problems with interoperability, producing a lack of information in critical moments of the patient care process,” according to Mario Chao, CEO of ehCOS. “ehCOS SmartICU will provide healthcare professionals with an advanced data analytics tool capable of predicting outcomes or generating relevant alerts for each patient, offering improvements in treatment protocols to maximize patient outcomes, and optimize resources in one of the most complex environments in a healthcare facility.”
Trial service will be launched in 2016 at a hospital in Spain, and will be expanded to other hospitals in Spain and Latin America in near future.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 40 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com
everis, an NTT DATA Company, is a multinational consulting firm providing business and strategy solutions, application development, maintenance, and outsourcing services. Currently, we rely on 13,000 professionals working in our offices and high performance centers located in 12 countries. As part of the NTT DATA group, everis can offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources that help provide the most innovative solutions to our customers. For more information, visit www.everis.com(External Link)
About Virgen del Rocio University Hospital
With a 55-year history and a staff of more than 8,000 professionals, the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital is one of the largest health centers in Spain and the largest hospital complex in the Andalusian public healthcare system. This hospital serves a population of more than half a million people in the province of Seville and is a regional and national reference center for the most complex specialties and procedures. Each year the Hospital sees to more than 50,000 admissions, 310,000 emergencies, 61,000 operations, 1,000,000 consultations, approximately 300 transplants and 8,300 deliveries.
ehCOS is the world class suite of eHealth products developed by everis for the healthcare industry, with a next generation patient-centered EHR at its core that optimizes the exploitation of data to facilitate the medical and administrative decision-making process and increase the safety and quality of care in healthcare organizations. The development of the suite is based on the innovative, award-winning “EXTREME compliance” (Extract, Transmit, Exchange, Move and Embed) architecture technology, and modular “LEGO” philosophy, providing an effective response to the needs of computerization of health response processes. For more information, visit www.ehcos.com(External Link)
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