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Nominated for Excellence in Data Analytics Award

Minnesota Business Nomination Ambient Clinical Analytics is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the Excellence in Data Analytics Award by Minnesota Business. Minnesota Business recognizes the excellence of the companies and people that make up Minnesota. This year, Minnesota Business has changed the scope of the awards to emphasize Minnesota’s world-renowned healthcare industry....

CEO, Allen Berning Presenting at Halicon 2017

Eden Prairie, MN, October 6, 2017 - How Hospitals Can Reduce Healthcare Costs by Using Real-Time Analytics and Lean Quality Halicon 2017 Analytics Lean In Conference at Optum in Eden Prairie, MN. This conference features presentations from leading minds in the field and engage in meaningful conversations with peers in the analytics community. Ambient's CEO, Allen Berning, presents on how using real-time analytics and lean quality can reduce costs for hospitals. Reducing costs, along with reducing errors and eliminating waste, is a top priority in the healthcare industry, especially with falling reimbursements and growing expenses. Health systems are feeling the squeeze....

Mayo Clinic Spin-off Ambient Clinical Analytics Raising $5.4M

Mayo Clinic technology spinoff Ambient Clinical Analytics has raised $3.9 million of a planned $5.4 million private placement stock offering, regulatory filings show.   The Regulation D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, published earlier this month, indicated the offering is part of a Series A and Series A-1 convertible preferred stock deal offered by Ambient, an early-stage company spun off from Mayo Clinic research and housed in its Rochester startup incubator, the Mayo Clinic Biobusiness Accelerator....

Ambient Clinical Analytics Announces the Close of a $5.4M Series A Funding Round to Drive Growth in its Clinical Decision Support and Control Tower Software Platform

ROCHESTER, MN – Ambient Clinical Analytics announces today that it has completed a $5.4M Series A Funding Round led by Waterline Ventures and Bluestem Capital, with participation from Social Capital. Founded by a Mayo Clinic academic clinical team and seasoned technology entrepreneurs, Ambient Clinical Analytics’ software enhances the way critical care providers operate. The company sells clinical decision support and alerting tools to hospitals which result in reduced errors, lower health care costs, and better patient outcomes....

How Brigham and Women’s, Mayo Clinic, and more are bringing the ICU into the 21st century

  A handful of providers in cities across the country are implementing innovative plans to bring the ICU into the 21st century, Usha Lee McFarling writes for STAT News. ICUs in the United States see six million patients annually, but a recent study published in Critical Care found ICU care has not substantively changed since the field launched in the 1960s. ICUs are “no different than [they were] 50 years ago,” said Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital....

Raising an alarm, doctors fight to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era

The first thing you notice are the alarms. Walk into the intensive care unit in just about any American hospital, and you’ll be bombarded with beeping and blaring noises and flashing lights. It may look high tech....

RAVE Honors Ambient Clinical Analytics

Rochester-Area Values Entrepreneurs honored Ambient Clinical Analytics and founder Al Berning at their annual celebration recognizing prominent local businesses.   

Making Predictive Analytics a Routine Part of Patient Care

Over the last five years, electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely implemented in the United States, and health care systems now have access to vast amounts of data. While they are beginning to apply “big data” techniques to predict individual outcomes like post-operative complications and diabetes risk, big data remains largely a buzzword, not a reality, in the routine delivery of health care. Health systems are still learning how to broadly apply such analytics, outside of case examples, to improve patient outcomes while reducing spending....

Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation (AWARE) System: Growing Under the Sun

In order for disruptive innovation to be successful, a great deal of time needs to be invested in design during pre-production phase, followed by skillful delivery of the product to the end-user. Since its development in Mayo Clinic Rochester, AWARE was designed based on the voice of the costumer and redesigned in a clinical simulation center and during deployment in multiple specialized intensive care units (ICUs). The main features of AWARE include unique logical display of high value data, shared multidisciplinary communication platforms and evidence based decision support tools....

Heard on the Street: FDA gives green light to local software firm

A Rochester medical software start-up with financial ties to Mayo Clinic says getting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a major milestone for the company. "It's tough to get....

FDA clears Mayo Clinic spin-off’s decision support software

Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic spin-off Ambient Clinical Analytics has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a software-based decision support tool, called AWARE. AWARE stands for Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation. It’s an interface for EMR data that prioritizes and organizes a patient’s medical information in three ways: by organ, chronologically as a timeline, or as a customized checklist that displays only the next steps relevant to that case....

Global Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Informatics

In every country critical care support for potentially reversible acute illness or injury is one of the most cost-effective fields of medicine. However, incomplete knowledge and delayed, error prone care delivery greatly minimizes its impact worldwide. Advances in information technology and computer literacy provided unprecedented opportunity to facilitate safe and effective care delivery across the world and improve outcomes for any health systems sickest and most expensive patients....

LifeScience Alley Names Ambient Clinical Analytics as a Finalist

LifeScience Ally® named several companies for this year’s New Technology Showcase in recognition of their groundbreaking advancements in healthcare technology. Ambient Clinical Analytic’s was chosen as a finalist for their decision support tools, AWARE and Mayo Clinic YES Board. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 24, 2014) – LifeScience Alley® named 10 companies to this year’s New Technology Showcase, which recognizes groundbreaking advancements in healthcare technology and provides a forum for companies to present new products to the Medical Alley community at the LifeScience Alley conference....

Ambient Clinical Analytics helps reduce medical errors

The software startup's AWARE technology neatly displays information needed by physicians performing acute care  In emergency departments, operating rooms, and intensive care units, numerous difficulties threaten to overwhelm physicians and nurses. Badly presented information should not be among them.   That’s the premise of Rochester-based Ambient Clinical Analytics, a startup receiving investments from both venture capitalists and the Mayo Clinic....

LGH Among Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals

LAWRENCE, MA— Lawrence General Hospital (LGH) has earned a place on the list of the nation’s 2014 Most Wired Hospitals by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. This coveted honor places Lawrence General among those hospitals across the country that are leveraging information technology (IT) to increase the safety and quality of patient care and the security of patient information—one of only 11 hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the recognition. “This is a tremendous achievement,” observes Jeff Brown, chief information officer at the Lawrence, Massachusetts based 189-bed acute care facility....

Marvels of the Med City: AWARE system seeks to revolutionize intensive car

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Dr. Brian Pickering of the Mayo Clinic is one of three doctors who reimagined and drastically reorganized the way ICU doctors operate, with a program called AWARE....

Ambient Clinical Analytics Technology Takes Home First Place for the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in Health Case Competition

ROCHESTER, MN (July 15 th, 2014) - Ambient Clinical Analytics, Inc., the provider of powerful bedside real-time critical decision support tools for ICU, Operating Room and Emergency Departments, was precisely chosen by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management to be the focus of their case study in the annual Business School Alliance for Health Management competition. The Carlson School earned first place by showcasing the technology from AmbientClinical Analytics. The topic for this year's competition was "Creating Real Value from Health Care Information"....

Brandix i3 in tactical channel partnership with Ambient Clinical Analytics

Brandix i3, the IT and consulting company of the Brandix Group has been appointed a Strategic Channel Partner to Ambient Clinical Analytics, Inc., a US based company providing powerful bedside real-time critical decision support tools for ICU, Operating Room and Emergency Departments. Within the context of the partnership, Brandix i3 said its initial focus will be on the Mayo Clinic YES Board – a multi-patient management tool that will affect providers and patients in a positive way as it improves physicians’ ability to deliver care with all of the relevant and pertinent information at their disposal. Mayo Clinic YES Board utilises IT tools and analytics technology to deliver a scalable solution that makes world class tools available to healthcare providers on an affordable basis regardless of the size of the organisation....

Ambient Clinical Analytics was featured in Best Business News

Rock Health has announced its sixth class of startups. These seven startups have been working out of the new office of the San Francisco-based digital health accelerator for five months, but were just announced by the accelerator. Like other recent classes, they received a $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their stay in the program....

Ambient Clinical Analytics Gains Momentum With Its Bedside Decision Support Tools And Announces Brandix i3 As A Tactical Channel Partner

Ambient Clinical Analytics, Inc., the provider of powerful bedside real-time critical decision support tools for ICU, Operating Room and Emergency Departments, welcomes Brandix i3 as a strategic channel partner. Rochester-based Brandix i3, are IT and process solutions providers to clients from diverse industries around the world and is a trailblazer in diverse enterprise integration projects for healthcare service providers and healthcare technology systems. Brandix i3 seeks to help healthcare providers use their data and systems more efficiently, which aligns directly with Ambient Clinicals’ objectives....

How analytics are changing health care

There is more to federal health IT than HealthCare.gov. And as agencies grapple with public health research and the care of their patient populations, innovators outside government are showing what's possible with improved electronic health records (EHRs) and predictive analytics. Take, for example, congestive heart failure, a disease that afflicts more than 5 million Americans and yet can be prevented if underlying causes are caught and addressed early....

Meet Our Member: Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, CPHIMS

Vitaly Herasevich, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, CPHIMS, is assistant professor of medicine and anesthesiology in the department of anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, and associate program director of newly established Clinical Informatics Fellowship program. His interest in the area of medical informatics spans more than 17 years. With specific interest in applied clinical informatics in intensive care and science of healthcare delivery, Herasevich studies and develops novel clinical integrated solutions including real-time dashboards, tasks specific viewers, “sniffers” (alerts) and analytical warehouses in support of patient-centered decision-making and outcome reporting....

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

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....

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Award Patient Centered Cloud-based Electronic System: Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation (AWARE) Patient-Centric Electronic Environment for Improving Acute Care Performance Award

Patient-centric electronic environment for improving acute care performance Role: Leader Mayo Clinic Lead Investigators: Ognjen Gajic, M.D.; Brian Pickering, M.B., B.Ch. Geographic Reach: Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma Funding Amount: $16,035,264 Estimated Three-Year Savings for Government Programs: $81,345,987 Summary: Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group and Philips Research North America, is receiving an award to improve critical care performance for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in intensive care units (ICUs). Data show that 27 percent of such Medicare beneficiaries face preventable treatment errors due to information overload among ICU providers....