True Process, a leader in high-frequency biomedical data acquisition, today announced the successful go-live of its medical device integration and data capture platform, ViNES®, at McMaster Children’s Hospital of Hamilton, Ontario. ViNES will be collecting high-resolution data (waveform and numeric) from over 50 critical care bed spots. Data collected will be used in the Artemis Project, a research initiative employing real-time online “big data” analytics and data mining principles to improve neonatal care. The project was developed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
“We are extremely excited about this implementation and pleased to have partnered with True Process,” said Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Artemis Project leader and two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics. “The True Process team has been a dedicated and responsive partner during the implementation, and we look forward to using ViNES to support future data projects.”
“Capturing this type of high-speed data in the hospital may be able to diminish the damage caused to vulnerable premature babies by treating infections before they show clinical signs for healthcare professionals. This has the potential to decrease length of stay and enable precious beds in tertiary referral hospitals, such as the NICU at McMaster Children’s Hospital, to be available to all babies who need them in a facility close to their home,” said Dr. Edward Pugh, a Neonatal Intensive Care doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital and the medical lead in the Artemis project.
ViNES is currently installed in major hospitals in the United States and Canada and supporting clinical initiatives to improve critical care monitoring, disease detection, and enable algorithm development. ViNES supports projects with real-time, high-fidelity data acquisition typically exceeding 3.7 GBs of data per patient per day and 1,400 data points per patient per second. ViNES focuses on real-time, high-frequency data acquisition that supports next-generation clinical analytics and machine learning systems.
“The True Process team is proud to be working with pioneers in clinical analytics like Dr. McGregor,” said ViNES Product Manager Joe McCullagh. “There is a real need for quality, high-frequency biomedical device data, and we are thrilled to be providing access to data that supports so many important initiatives.”
To learn more about ViNES visit: https://www.trueprocess.com/vines-medical-device-connectivity/
For more information on ViNES, contact Joe McCullagh:
Joe McCullagh, Product Manager – ViNES
About ViNES: ViNES is a software-based biomedical device integration and data capture platform built for the next-generation of analytics and machine learning systems. ViNES is focused on capturing, storing, and delivering high-resolution, high-fidelity patient data from medical devices. Using a flexible API architecture, ViNES enables access to data previously locked in the device. ViNES is used by researchers, healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers to facilitate standards-based, vendor-neutral data exchange.
About True Process: True Process is an ISO 13485 certified healthcare IT firm focused on medical software engineering for connected medical devices. True Process offers a suite of solutions for a product’s complete lifecycle, including precision software engineering, solution prototyping, device connectivity, integration, and support. True Process is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Located in Oshawa, Ontario, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 90 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university’s commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), McMaster Children’s Hospital and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit http://www.uoit.ca.