IBM and a medical technology company AirStrip, have teamed up on a new health IT project intended to improve patient monitoring systems.
Officials for San Antonio-based AirStrip said the company plans to develop a mobile monitoring system to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients, according to a report in the San Antonio Business Journal.
AirStrip is developing the new Acute Care Early Warning System in cooperation with the University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care. The system will bring together information from electronic medical records, body sensors and other sources, then apply predictive analytics.
The arrangement calls for IBM to provide the streaming analytics technology, which would allow AirStrip’s system to access data from numerous sources in real time.
The resulting system would potentially provide doctors a valuable tool to anticipate medical emergencies and offer other critical health insights delivered to their mobile devices. Once in place, the system would also help hospitals better manage acutely ill patients.