Cancer Center Using LiveData’s OR-Dashboard;
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 19, 2006 -- LiveData, Inc. has announced that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has deployed LiveData’s OR-Dashboard in its 21 new operating rooms. The new ORs incorporate state-of-the-art medical and information technology that visually integrates information from disparate sources, delivering a complete, real-time view of all relevant patient information on a large, flat panel display that is visible to the entire OR team.
There are many sources of patient information, with new data being generated all the time by diverse information systems, physiological monitors, and medical devices. LiveData works across all of these systems to capture all relevant patient information, and synthesize and present it to the OR team contextually and in a way that is instantly understood.
The LiveData OR-Dashboard is a key technology in MSKCC’s “Wall of Knowledge,” a new and innovative visual system bringing all video, image, and patient information together to enhance patient safety in the OR. The Wall of Knowledge comprises four large, wall-mounted displays. These include the OR-Dashboard screen, an adjacent display for high-resolution surgical video and laboratory images, and below these, two real-time PACS monitors for viewing X-Rays. Also included is a touch-screen control panel, providing an intuitive user-interface for all video, image, and OR environmental controls.
“Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s top priority is to ensure patient safety while providing efficient, high-quality care,” said Roger Wilson, MD, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at MSKCC. “This integrated technology plays a major role in organizing and providing context for a complex array of information and images during surgery, and helps us accomplish that goal.”
LiveData provided the technology necessary to visually integrate the Center’s new operating rooms, displaying a complete picture of the patient and operation in one centralized location. By bringing all of this information together on a single, visual display, MSKCC expects to enhance patient safety and improve efficiency in the OR.
“Situational awareness is key to patient safety,” said Aileen Killen, RN, director of Perioperative Nursing at MSKCC. “This technology seamlessly delivers vital data and trends to the patient care team so that everyone remains informed throughout the course of each surgery.”
LiveData also developed additional behind the scenes capabilities, such as integrating video and other technologies that will be used for future playback for research, archiving and training functions.
Requirements from the clinical team were captured and
delivered in an innovative and comprehensive solution, which has the flexibility
to incorporate data and visual information from multiple vendors’ patient
information systems, medical devices and other departmental systems such as
pathology. There is also the flexibility to add new devices as the need may
To develop the user interface, LiveData engaged Aptima, Inc. [www.Aptima.com], a market leader in the design of user-centered technology and training systems, which has a core strength in modeling complex environments to streamline workflow. Together, the companies created a highly intuitive, workflow-driven visual design, providing a common operational view for the entire perioperative team. The end result is improved team communication and situation awareness that leads to enhanced patient safety.
LiveData, Inc. is the leading innovator of smart integration technology. LiveData solutions continuously monitor, synthesize and respond to highly complex, multi-faceted processes in real time, spanning a broad mix of distributed devices, diverse vendors’ systems, protocols and databases. Founded in 1991, LiveData serves customers in healthcare, electric power and utilities, and manufacturing industries, as well as state and local governments. For more information visit www.livedata.com.
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NOTE to Editors: Two photos are available with this story; besides the actuality shown with this release, a better-lighted publicity photo, highlighting the Wall of Knowledge and its content, is available from Ed@edbride-pr.com, LiveData public relations office.