The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.

The university is working with AirStrip, a vendor of software to transmit patient data from monitoring devices and electronic health records to a clinician’s mobile device. The product being developed, called the mobile Acute Care Early Warning System (mACEWS), initially will focus on identifying hemodynamic decompensation, an inability of the heart to adequately circulate blood. The goal is to create a decision support tool that can identify risk factors that warrant early intervention.

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