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Technology and Critical Care

2/16/2019
The 48th Critical Care Congress will feature Tech Lab talks and Congress sessions on the role of technology in healthcare. 
 
Making its return to the 48th Critical Care Congress, the Tech Lab offers opportunities to learn, collaborate, and network with fellow Congress attendees about the latest and best technologies available in your personal and professional life.

The Tech Lab will feature technology demonstrations, experiential learning, social media analysis, and talks about a variety of technology topics led by experts in critical care. One such expert is Piyush Mathur, MD, FCCM, who will be returning to the Tech Lab this year with an interactive primer session on artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in critical care.

Dr. Mathur serves as the quality and compliance officer for the Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Institute. His work encompasses big data for patient safety, quality improvement initiatives, documentation improvement, and compliance initiatives. He is trained in machine learning and deep learning and has applied these techniques in the development of electronic medical record-based solutions and research. He is a founder of BrainX , a collaborative of clinician and technology innovation managers focused on next-generation AI applications for healthcare and the BrainX Community.

Dr. Mathur will also be delivering a talk on machine learning to classify ICU big data during the session Big Data and Quality Measures. He will also be leading Roundtable Discussions titled “Big Data: Big Trouble” and “How to Fall in Love With Your EMR.”

Technology plays an important role in healthcare, with critical care professionals acting as leaders in the early adoption of technology. “We face management of complex pathophysiologic states in our patients with multiple data points and time-sensitive decision making,” said Dr. Mathur. “We have adopted technologies such as bedside ultrasound, noninvasive cardiac output monitoring, biomarkers and more in our practice, and have evolved in the use of big data.”

Through research and innovation, patient safety and critical care practices are changing. “As the leaders in acute and complex care management with the big data challenges, we are using machine learning and artificial intelligence in transforming big data into actionable and implementable decision support tools,” said Dr. Mathur. “Congress is a great place to learn about the new and emerging technologies.” He also noted the variety of technology-focused sessions geared for all experience levels—from novice to expert.

“There are sessions focused on basic aspects of innovative technology such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data, and then there are interactive sessions set up to help multidisciplinary participants get more hands-on training,” Dr. Mathur said. “This comprehensive approach provides a unique platform for everyone to learn, interact, and develop professionally.”