Why: Open source mobile technology is needed to improve the science of
healthcare delivery to reduce patient harm, with a specific interest in the 11
areas of all cause harm (Sepsis, CAUTI, VTE, etc.). Medical Errors kill
400,000 patients each year in the US and is the 3rd leading cause of death only
preceded by heart disease and cancer. Med Error is a $29 billion dollar
problem in the US with unnecessary pain and suffering. Its like 1 jumbo jet
crashing each day in death tolls.
About: iCareQuality.us is a start-up firm with innovation labs in the
Philadelphia area. Our goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
healthcare delivery - specifically at the intersection of quality patient
safety, clinical performance, health IT. Using an MVP early model, my doctoral
work will be featured as Impact Case for Catheter Infection Prevention by the
national Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research next month.
Need: iCareQuality.us is seeking strategic hospitals, universities, and
industry partners to collaborate on building the next generation of mobile
device technology for providers using big data, gamification, just-in-time
learning, AI, and machine learning to reduce all cause harm and drive better
outcomes in hospitals in the US and globally.
Validation: Using an open source mobile platform, we aim to validate real-time
measures of "Nursing value" and "Physician value" in the equation below to
reduce all cause harm. My hypothesis is this - with open source technology, we
can measure value as leading indicator that impacts patient outcomes in
real-time. Currently hospitals measure medical harm data (NDNQI) which is a
lagging indicator and done manually with 3 month data delay.
Next Steps: I welcome a call to discuss opportunities further.
Thank you, Kate
Dr. Kathleen A. ONeill, DNP, RN
VP of Practice, Education & Innovation
From: Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 2:20 AM
Cc: Kate ONeill
Subject: Re: Healthcare Open Source Technology Request
To add a bit to what Bertrand says, it is likely that there is a bit of a gulf
between what Apache expects new communities to be and do and what you might
come up with from first principles or raw expectations.
That said, your suggested projects could be really valuable and they might very
well fit well in the Apache community of communities. Your call for potential
champions is exactly the right first step. A good champion can help you figure
out what Apache is and what it is that we do (and don't do).
Bertrand's suggestion that you say a bit more about what you are doing and want
to do is spot on. That is how you get people excited.
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 4:35 AM, Kate ONeill
> ...Is it possible to connect with one of your champions or mentors to
> help me in the process?...
Many potential champions and mentors are reading this list, the best
way to raise their attention might be to give some more information
about your software, ideally pointers to existing code.
The Incubator is usually not keen on accepting projects for incubation
without an initial codebase and a (minimal maybe) community, so if you
can point us to those it might help raise interest.
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