Ambient Clinical Analytics is ready to roll out a trio of software programs for medical professionals to use at the bedside of patients in the intensive care unit, emergency room and operating room, said CEO
"While there are always people working on new competitive products, we have something no one else has," said Berning, known in
Having a solid head start could turn out to be lucrative in the exploding health-care and medical analytics marketplace. A study in December estimated that the health-care analytics market was valued at
"It's an exciting time in the industry. Our plan is that we'll initially focus on the U.S. and very quickly begin selling internationally. Our objective is to install several systems this year," he said.
Ambient incorporated in
The local startup has five employees and is based in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator in downtown
Berning was contracted as an entrepreneur in residence at
"This is a great opportunity for
Ambient describes its suite of software as tools that "change the way critical care providers operate, offering real-time access to important process-of-care information and analytics, lessening the likelihood of procedural failures and saving lives." They can be used via mobile devices such as tablets, laptops or bedside computers.
The core of Ambient's analytics platform are:
-- Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation or AWARE, a clinical electronic medical records tool with analytics to filter patient data and best-care practices for ICUs and operating rooms.
-- Mayo Clinic YES Board, a multi-patient management tool that provides a "big picture" view of patient flow for ERs and pediatric departments.
-- Syndromic Surveillance, a series of Smart software alerts or "sniffers" to alert doctors to potential patient problems such as sepsis.
The patented software tools were developed by
"The impetus behind creating AWARE was that I would arrive in the ICU and spend the first hours just coming to terms with basic patient facts. Other physicians face the same situation. By applying technology to this situation, we found a way to hit the ground running," said Pickering in a company release. "The application was designed to make transitions of care safer and more efficient."
Studies show that 27 percent of
Pickering, Gajic and Herasevich are leading a
Ambient plans to submit AWARE to the
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