Join Us at NOHIMSS for an IoT and VR Experience
Join us on February 7 at NOHIMSS 2020 to learn about how we have helped bring IoT and VR to healthcare and improved the patient experience!
The intensive care patient population often has poor outcomes, requires high levels of care during lengthy hospital stays, and has a high readmission rate.
Centric Consulting implemented a high-touch multidisciplinary model of care that uses Bluetooth technology to measure and improve the care delivered to intensive care patients in a large teaching hospital.
Diving into IoT
This year at the HIMSS Northern Ohio Chapter 2020 winter conference, Carmen Fontana and Marcie Stoshak-Chavez will present and provide insight into the implementation and clinical results of this IoT project. She will cover the methods we used to select the right sensors and firmware, the advanced data processing and machine learning we employed to capture the data. Carmen and Marcie will also cover the advanced analytics and dashboards we developed to understand and improve the way that hospice facilities deliver care to the patient population.
Attendees will walk away with the ability to:
- Define and describe a standard implementation process for an IOT project in an intensive care setting.
- Identify the key considerations required to ensure the integrity of clinical data generated from sensors.
- Identify two major trends in patient IOT clinical interventions.
A Hands-On VR Experience
Along with our initial presentation, Chris Martinez will lead attendees through our immersive virtual reality (VR) experience that mimics the experience of what we developed for long-term care patients. Our research shows that this experience improves vital signs and other measures of wellness for patients in a hospice setting.
We will provide several Oculus devices with a pre-programmed experience that each of your attendees can experience for themselves. We will provide this either at our booth or in a side room, depending on which option is the most optimal for conference organizers and attendees.
Along with our two presentations, we are also sponsoring the event. See you there!
Carmen Fontana co-leads our Modern Software Delivery practice, as well as coordinates our Artificial Intelligence offerings across the company. With nearly twenty years of experience, her passion lies where the business meets the technology. She has a Bachelor’s in Systems & Control Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She also has completed the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science. Carmen is a member of Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Council. Follow Carmen on Twitter.
Marcie Stoshak-Chavez, MD, FACEP is passionate about Healthcare, having spent over 25 years in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine at a Level One Trauma Center in Chicago. During that time, she served in departmental administrative leadership, championed new technology use in the ED and helped further the development of future physicians through teaching rotating residents in the Emergency Department. She continues to practice on a part-time basis while also serving as Centric’s National Healthcare Clinical Lead.
In addition to clinical work, Marcie has worked in management and information technology consulting for the last 10 years. During this time, she has championed projects and organizations who believe in patient safety, physician and patient engagement, workflow process design and improvement and furthering the Triple Aim in Healthcare. Her ability to be a liaison between clinical medicine and technology, translating crucial medical management needs to innovators, is one of her greatest accomplishments.
Chris Martinez is a Computer Scientist, Principal Consultant, and Technology Evangelist at Centric Consulting. Chris holds several patents in Mobile Apps and Biometrics, and he speaks about innovation and technology at local and national conferences. He has worked in several industries, including Biomedical Engineering, Desktop Software Applications, Biometrics, Computer Security, Mobility, and, most recently, Cloud.
Outside of work, he is an avid surfer, runner, and all-around outdoorsman. Blending technology with these outdoor pursuits has been a constant motivation for him.