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MIC Helped TCH Win ECRI’s Health Devices Achievement Award

Medical Informatics Corp. (MIC) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) partnered together to win The 10th Annual ECRI’s Health Devices Achievement Award. This award is given to the institution that best demonstrates an improvement in patient safety, a reduction in costs, or an improved strategic management of health technology.

ECRI selected TCH for their ability to demonstrate a successful effort to improve patient safety by using MIC’s alarm dashboard to collect and analyze data by care area, nurse, and patient, and then used MIC’s patient-specific alarm dashboards to make decisions around alarm settings.

Hear The Details At HIMSS 2016

MIC will be in Capsule’s booth (#6437) on Tuesday, March 1st from 2:00-4:00 pm to discuss the project in detail. Stop by to hear how TCH used our patient-centric alarm dashboards to:

  • Realize an ongoing reduction in the number of alarms.
  • Shift their culture to a more team-based approach.
  • Shift conversations from “alarm management” to “patient care decisions.”
  • Meet their common goal of improving patient safety by effectively incorporating alarm management into the fabric of bedside care

For information regarding the rest of the conference, our Schedule and Connection Guide has all the information you need to connect with us at HIMSS 2016.

What If You Can’t Make It?

No problem. You can still schedule a demo after the conference to learn more. Contact our new VP of Marketing, Heather Hitchcock, and set up a time.

Medical Informatics’ Schedule And Connection Guide for HIMSS 2016

HIMSS16-logoHIMSS 2016 will bring together over 40,000 Health IT professionals, clinicians, vendors and decision makers. The goal of this year’s conference is to make the world a healthier place by highlighting innovation, improving interoperability and putting data to work. Medical Informatics Corp has the solution. Here’s how customers, prospects, and partners can connect with us.

Where To Find Us

Tuesday, March 1st

We will be kicking off the week in Capsule’s booth (booth #6437) on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how Texas Children’s Hospital leveraged device data and patient centric analytics to solve their alarm management problem.

Hear Emma and TCH explain:

  • How TCH used MIC’s Clinical Intelligence Platform to realize an on-going reduction in alarms and a demonstrated care team approach to make alarms more meaningful and actionable.
  • Why they were recently awarded the ECRI’s Health Devices Achievement Award for the project
  • What they are doing next to expand the technology from a 36-bed unit to an enterprise solution and solve additional clinical needs around virtual patient monitoring and predictive analytics.

We will also be attending the Dell & Intel Customer Appreciation Event at the Bellagio on Tuesday evening. We are excited to kick off our expanding partnership with Dell at this event.

 

Wednesday, March 2nd

On Wednesday, we will be starting the morning at SSR Inc.’s IT Design & Construction Exchange. This informal and engaging discussion is an excellent opportunity for collaboration between IT leaders, partners, and hospitals to discuss successful IT projects and look for innovative ways to use technologies in hospitals.

The rest of the week will be dedicated to education and collaboration. We will be attending educational sessions, meeting with hospitals, and meeting with our partners to come up with strategies to unify solutions and transform healthcare. It is sure to be another packed week where we come away with new ideas, new opportunities, and a sense of empowerment and gratitude for being involved in such a great industry.

Want To Meet Up?

If you’re interested in scheduling a private meeting to see a demo of our Clinical Intelligence Platform, our current apps, and the apps in development, contact our new VP of Marketing, Heather Hitchcock, today at heather@mic.healthcare.com.  Or, if you won’t be at HIMSS 2016, just shoot Heather an email, and she will get back to you within 48 hours to schedule an online session.

 

3 Huge Medical Informatics Highlights from 2015

Welcome back from the holidays.  We hope you took some time to relax and regroup. The Medical Informatics Family relished in that down time. Some of us traveled to see family or vacation and others just stayed home, but all of us feel ready and recharged to kick off the year with a bang.

As we ramp up to hire new staff, launch new products, and reposition the company, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2015 accomplishments. Continue reading to see this year’s honorable mentions.

Highlight #1: We Got FDA Clearance

Our year started with paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. In an amazing feat led by Ralph Krog JD, our Chief Compliance Officer, and our mantra of making the impossible, possible, we were able to gain 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device.

“This step forward validates our vision of helping transition data into action for stakeholders across an organization – making sure the right information gets to the right person at the right time,” says Emma Fauss, CEO.

Now that SickBay® is marketable, we can empower clinicians, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patient care to hospitals across the nation.

Highlight # 2: We’re Predicting Cardiac Arrest

At the heart of our platform is the ability to transform data into something meaningful. In 2015, we used this platform to make advancements in predictive analytics.

In our blog, Could Big Data Really Help Predict A Heart Attack?, we shared that predicting the onset of critical deterioration is possible by leveraging the data measured at the patient bedside combined with big data analytics.

In 2016, one of the first algorithms we are supporting was developed by Texas Children’s Hospital and The Baylor College of Medicine Cardiology Group to detect unplanned deteriorations in single ventricle children 1-2 hours before they arrest.

Initial results of this revolutionary concept have been so promising that the American Heart Association agreed to fund further clinical validation. This major accomplishment is a stepping stone for rapidly developing additional predictive algorithms for other high risk conditions.

Highlight #3: We Moved Into The Coolest Space Ever

Our last huge highlight deals with location. In 2015, we moved into one of the premier life science commercialization clusters in the world, the TMC Innovation Institute.

From glass walls you can write on, to space age chairs, to conference rooms with all the technological bells and whistles you can ask for, it’s a space that makes you feel ready and able to tackle anything.

But that’s just the aesthetics. The TMC Innovation Institute gives us opportunities that no other office space could ever offer – top notch interns, exposure to industry thought leaders, intellectual property expertise, and business modeling. We are honored to be a part of this space and thank TMC Innovation Institute for all their support.

And That’s Just The Highlights

It’s been an amazing year of growth. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey. As we slingshot into 2016, be sure to Follow our Blog, Follow us on Twitter and Connect on LinkedIn for the latest news.

Photo credit: Kenzie delaTorre

Happy Holidays: Medical Informatics Style

The Medical Informatics Family would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season. As 2015 comes to a close, now is the perfect time to show our gratitude. Thank you for believing, supporting, and being a part of our journey. Continue reading to see the fun we had in December and discover next year’s plans.

We Escaped And Had Fun

To close out the year, we attended The TMCx Holiday Party hosted at the TMCx Innovation Institute, got together for a private team lunch, and participated in the Houston Escape Room Grandma Codebreaker Challenge.

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We’re a team of curious and tireless problem solvers with decades of analytical experience. We’re NASA engineers, Hack-A-Thon attendees, and love to solve puzzles in our personal and professional lives.

Going into The Houston Escape Room Challenge, we knew we had an edge. Only 40% of the teams that participate in the challenge are able to complete it. Our team was not only able to complete the challenge, but we did it with 3 minutes to spare!

We’re Working To Empower

After the challenge, we spent time analyzing our execution and debating on how we could improve our performance. Completing this challenge made us even more motivated to continue our quest of solve problems in the healthcare industry, and empower hospital staff with our solutions.

Our goal is to figure out how to make clinical data meaningful and create a virtual bridge across the care continuum that empowers healthcare professionals to improve care delivery and save lives.

We’ve made large strides towards this goal in 2015 and can’t wait to share those developments. Stay in touch for exciting news in the New Year including new hires, product updates, a new and improved website, and most importantly … some new and exciting web-based apps.

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We’re Wishing You A Happy Holiday

We’ll be stepping away from our computers for a few days to enjoy time with our family and friends. We hope you too will take the time to celebrate, rest, and re-group. Happy Holidays to all and be sure to reconnect in 2016.

For more information, Follow us on Twitter and Connect on LinkedIn.

Medical Informatics Corp. Returns from TEDMED 2015

We traveled to California, collaborated with The Hive, soaked up information, and can’t wait to do it again next year. Medical informatics Corp. (MIC) was chosen to to participate in The Hive at TEDMED 2015. This event allows startups to showcase innovation, highlight inspiring entrepreneurs, and brainstorm on ways to create a healthier tomorrow. The following write-up details our experience at this wonderful event.

What was TEDMED like?

Imagine putting some of the brightest minds in healthcare in one room. That’s TEDMED. It was a 3-day event packed with amazing presentations, interactive demos, and conversations with some of the most intelligent individuals I have ever met.

It was more than regular conference activities to fill time. Every hour was an opportunity to learn more and work towards creating a healthier tomorrow.

What Did We Bring Back?

You can’t go on a trip without bring back souvenirs. In lieu of T-shirts, we’re coming back with a greater presence on Twitter, a deeper appreciation for the challenges clinicians face in healthcare today.

We additionally gained a better understanding of other breakthrough happening in the healthcare industry, and an even stronger work ethic. By surrounding ourselves with other startups and entrepreneurs, we know that a healthier tomorrow will happen.

Thank You TEDMED

It was an honor to be chosen to participate in The Hive at TEDMED 2015. Breakthroughs happen when collaboration does. I look forward to future collaboration with these wonderful individuals and being a part of more TEDMED events. Thank you Palm Springs. Thank you TedMed. And thank you to those making a difference.

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