Healthcare Software: Support

Improving Patient Outcomes

As one of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals, Emory has a duty to both serve its patients and its students at the highest caliber possible. Creating the next generation of cutting edge healthcare professionals requires advanced healthcare support to accompany them.

Patient Discharge Alert Software: Hospitals are able to become hectic at a moment’s notice. To ensure the quality of care Emory Hospital provides for its patients, inventor George Matthew has created Patient Discharge Alert Software. This program is able to detect whether a patient is ready to be released from the hospital. By filtering through common laboratory measures and past data for specific markers, the software can identify whether patients have abnormal indicators that would suggest they are not yet fully healed. This software is universally helpful for any hospital, as it works with current hospital IT and helps alert physicians whether patients are ready to be discharged. (Tech ID: 09110; view our technology brief)

Software for the Visualization Patient Satisfaction Data: Patient satisfaction surveys are distributed in order to ensure the quality of care a healthcare provider has given. With this software, healthcare organizations are able to visualize the results of the data collected from these surveys. By doing so, this helps facilitate the analysis of these responses. Inventors Justin Rykowski, Marjan Khosravanipour, and Jason Stein recognized the dilemma in current resources data analysis, which provides data in large tables which make recognizing patterns and trends difficult. This software is able to take raw data from the surveys and create relational tables, run charts, and comprehensible graphs. Users are also able to visualize data by department, time period, or survey categories. (Tech ID: 10109; view our technology brief)

Nursing Magnet Readiness Index (MRI): The Magnet recognition in nursing was developed by the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a way to signify excellent nursing care in healthcare facilities. The MRI (Magenet Readiness Index) was developed by Emory nurses and faculty. The MRI dashboard provides an automatic method hospitals can use to self-evaluate metrics that would make a nurse Magnet recognized, compare scores related to nursing care, and identify areas that require improvement. (Tech ID: 11095; view our technology brief)

RADTOOL Flash Facts: Radiotracers are chemical compounds that are used to explore the chemical reactions and products created in the body. Each of the many radiotracers has a specific characteristic and use, which can make the memorization of these various compounds difficult. Currently, there are few informational tools medical students have access to that could help with recollection of radiotracers. However, with the latest teaching instrument created, RADTOOL, medical students are able to learn about radiotracer physical and chemical characteristics and distribution. Created by Bital Savir-Baruch and Bruce Barron, RADTOOL is a flashcard set that helps the physician recall essential knowledge for each radiotracer. RADTOOL is also able to be used for calculations needing decay factors. This product has potential to help aid the 30,000 radiologists in the US along with the 20,000 new medical students every year. (Tech ID: 12113; view our technology brief)

Clear View: Radiation Therapy Optimization Software: Radiation therapy uses an external beam called a linear accelerator, also known as LINAC. While radiation therapy is being administered, both the LINAC as well as the patient rotate in a preplanned course. In recent years, LINAC has developed a potential to collide with the patient, the table, or the immobilization device. Developed by inventors Vorakam Chanyavanich, Eduard Schreibmann, and Justin Roper, this software allows radiation therapy to be preplanned extensively on an individual level using a 3D model in order to decipher potential collision zones. (Tech ID: 14007; view our technology brief)

CathNote: Cardiac Catheterization Procedure Notes: For many hospitals in the United States, electronic medical records (EMR) have been used to record patient data. Emory healthcare professionals found that the EMR did not meet the needs of the cardiology team. This led them to develop CathNote, a medical template used in cardiac catheterization laboratories, that is compatible with EMR. The templates of CathNote are used for diagnostic left heart catheterization procedures, percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting), and combined left heart catheterization / percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure notes. CathNote templates meet the catheterization laboratory note reporting standards implemented by the Accreditation of Cardiovascular Excellence. (Tech ID: 14140; view our technology brief)

DefibriList: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Checklist: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used for patients with advanced heart disease. DefibriList was developed for physicians and healthcare professionals to ensure they are meeting standards set by Medicare’s National coverage Determination when treating patients eligible for an ICD. DefibriList comes in both paper and electronic formats and is currently in use at Emory hospitals. This invention was made by Abhinav Goyal, Mary Casey, Angel Leon, Michael Lloyd, and Nicole Picardo. (Tech ID: NCS.12; view our technology brief)

Emory Liver Transplant: This app is designed for community Gastroenterologists and other providers to easily submit referrals directly to the Emory Liver Transplant Program. In addition to submitting referrals, providers can read about the education, experience and bios of all Emory Liver Transplant physicians, learn about the latest research and clinical trials, review liver transplant outcomes at Emory, read the latest liver transplant news, and calculate their patients' MELD-Na score. This invention was made by Joe Magliocca. (Techid: 16106, view in the Apple App Store)