Mayo Clinic spinoff advances hospital tools developed by clinicians, for clinicians

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A new start-up from Mayo Clinic aims to make it quicker and easier for clinicians to access information about their patients before providing care. Founded by Mayo scientists Brian Pickering, MD, Vitaly Herasevich, MD, and Ognjen Gajic, MD, Ambient Clinical Analytics delivers three distinct tools:

AWARE (Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation), an electronic medical record technology that fights information overload by using analytics to filter relevant patient data for intensive care units and operating rooms; the Mayo Clinic YES Board, a multi-patient management tool offering real-time situational awareness for emergency departments and hospital pediatric departments; and Syndromic Surveillance, which provides smart alerts or “sniffers” that address hospital dangers like sepsis.

“Healthcare providers need efficient and organized tools at their fingertips in order to increase patient safety,” says Al Berning, CEO of Ambient Clinical Analytics. Berning describes the three Ambient tools as “developed by clinicians for clinicians.”

Co-founder Pickering comments, “The impetus behind creating AWARE was that I would arrive in the ICU and spend the first hours just coming to terms with basic patient facts. By applying technology to this situation, we found a way to hit the ground running. The application was designed to make transitions of care safer and more efficient.”

John M. Litell, DO, attending physician in emergency and critical care medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, remarks on Ambient’s tools: “The amount of data behind AWARE is vast, but unlike any other system I’ve used, [it] shows me what I need to see, at the point of care, organized in the way I think. As a result, I can approach patients in a more standardized and organized fashion.” 

Originally posted by Tech Transfer eNews Blog. Read Original Article.