Computational systems physiology at the bedside

13 June 2014

George Verghese
Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT


Large volumes of high-resolution monitoring data are collected at the bedside in critical care units, and more modest amounts are obtained on the general wards and in ambulatory settings. It is generally the case, however, that only surface use is made of this data. At the time-scale of seconds to minutes to hours, physiological models of the involved organ systems can be very helpful in summarizing and making deeper sense of the data, and extracting parameters of clinical interest. The challenge is to develop meaningful but simple computational models that can run robustly and in real time at the bedside. The talk will describe some explorations of this "bedside informatics" paradigm.

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