Avert-IT

Intensive Care patients can experience Adverse Events associated with sudden episodes of low blood pressure. These Adverse Events may impact all of the main organs resulting in longer lengths of stay, increased care costs and reducing quality of outcomes. Existing technologies enable to clinicians to know when these events have occurred and treat the effects.

Medical techniques for avoiding Adverse Events currently exist, but clinicians don#t have a reliable way to predict the occurrence, so there is no opportunity for intervention.

Research indicates average lengths of stay can be reduced by up to 30%, and outcomes improved for a similar proportion of patients, if these Adverse Events can be avoided through prediction and intervention. Potential savings across the EU exceed 5 billion euros, annually.

A model for predicting Adverse Events offers potential for improving outcomes across a wide range of conditions and or illnesses.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • Understanding the association between multiple patient parameters and arterial hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure)
  • Development of a software application to predict the occurrence of arterial hypotension based on recognition of the associations described above
  • Validation of the solution in clinical trials
  • Exploitation model for the commercialisation of the software in product/service sales across international markets

For further information, please visit:
http://avertit.wordpress.com (Avert-IT Project Blog)

Project co-ordinator:
Pera Innovation Ltd.

Partners:

  • C3 Amulet Ltd
  • Uppsala Universitet
  • Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Azienda Ospedaleria San Gerardo Di Monza
  • Kauno Technologijos Universitetas
  • The University Of Glasgow
  • Greater Glasgow Health Board
  • Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
  • Philips Medizin Systeme Böblingen Gmbh.

Timetable: from 01/2008 € to 12/2010

Total cost: € 2.286.138

EC funding: € 1.780.000

Programme Acronym: FP7-ICT

Subprogramme Area: Advanced ICT for risk assessment and patient safety

Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)


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