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May 30, 2018
EarlySense Gains Exclusive Rights to New Cardiac Predictive Analytics Tool Developed at University of Chicago

 

eCART ‘Lite’ Early Warning Score Tool Analyzes Heart and Respiratory Parameters to Predict Cardiac Arrest Risk and Enable Early Intervention

 

Woburn, MA, May 30, 2018 – EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions across the healthcare care continuum, announced today it has signed a deal for exclusive global rights to a new version of the eCART predictive analytics score tool developed by Dr. Dana Edelson, Executive Medical Director of Rescue Care at the University of Chicago and expert in prediction and prevention of hospital cardiac arrest.

 

 

The new ‘Lite’ tool, unveiled at the 2018 ATS International Conference, will be integrated into EarlySense’s products and is the first ever scientifically validated early warning score to use only heart rate, respiratory rate and patient age, making it ideal for use in conjunction with continuous monitoring sensors.

 

“Risk scoring is a critically important tool but is currently limited to complex multi-parameter tests and lab systems found in EMR systems. Combining Dr. Edelson’s approach with real time data enhances true deterioration detection,” said Avner Halperin, Co-founder and CEO of EarlySense. “Dr. Edelson is a pioneer in predictive analytics for patient deterioration, and we are pleased to collaborate with her to bring state-of-the-art data analytics to hospitals, post-acute care facilities and homes. Making cutting-edge predictive analytics practical for every institutional bed and every home will save countless lives.”

 

 

Dr. Edelson’s clinical predictive analytics tool, eCART, was designed to identify risk of health deteriorations and cardiac arrests based on over 30 clinical data points per patient. It was developed using a data set of nearly 300,000 cases. The eCART tool has already been proven to improve care in hospitals and help clinicians achieve better outcomes, including lower mortality rates.

“By working with EarlySense to adapt this hospital-proven predictive clinical score to be used with a streamlined set of data points, including continuously collected heart and respiratory parameters collected from the EarlySense bed sensors, we may be able to extend the predictive clinical score beyond the confines of the hospital and into post-acute and home environments. This in turn enables earlier intervention and prevention of patient deterioration and adverse events,” explained Dr. Edelson. “The evolution of eCART as a tool across the care continuum with nearly comparable predictive accuracy as the original solution, is representative of how innovation is changing the healthcare landscape today and expanding care beyond the walls of a hospital.”

 

Used by healthcare facilities around the world, EarlySense assists clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration through the real time collection of vital signs while patients lie in bed or sit in a chair. The company’s FDA-cleared systems leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data analytics to provide actionable health insights and improve clinical outcomes while enhancing the patient experience through their passive collection approach. EarlySense solutions have been proven to help prevent adverse events, including code blues which are a result of cardiac or respiratory arrest, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital readmissions.

 

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About EarlySense

EarlySense® is the global leader in contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the healthcare continuum. Used worldwide in hospitals, post-acute care facilities, and homes, EarlySense assists clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration. The solution has been proven to help prevent adverse events, including code blues which are a result of cardiac or respiratory arrest, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital readmissions. EarlySense’s FDA-cleared solutions leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data analytics to provide actionable health insights and improve clinical outcomes. The company has partnered with leading global technology companies including Samsung, Welch Allyn, iFit and Beurer. EarlySense is based in Ramat Gan, Israel and Woburn, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.earlysense.com.

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Ellie Hanson
Finn Partners
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