SME Instrument (European Commission) - IRIS (May 2015 – October 2015)
INNOVATE UK - PREDICTOR (September 2015 – August 2016)
Existing patient early warning score systems are basic, not patient-specific and only utilise small amounts of available data to identify patients at risk of deterioration or complications. The key focus of Stability is to prevent the development and reduce the severity of complications after surgery. Currently, more than 274 million major surgical procedures are undertaken worldwide every year, more than 7 million people suffer complications following surgery, 4 out of every 100 people who undergo the surgery might die after the procedure and thousands of people survive but with disabilities, making the economic burden amount to hundreds of millions of euros annually.
Progress has been made with current market solutions consisting of various scoring systems for patient monitoring and the identification of complications, however:
Stability allows for the calculation of a real-time, adaptive and personalised patient STABILITY Score using all currently recorded patient data. In doing so, the system predicts the likelihood of an improvement or deterioration in this score therefore providing an estimation of the patient’s future condition.
Stability poses a number of benefits over existing technology and has the potential to become the new standard of care. The system predicts the risk of major complications or patient instability, its patient specific algorithms identify risk of deterioration hours before it happens and it enables prompt preventive medical intervention. In addition to this, Stability has the potential to significantly improve patient outcome and have a positive impact on the healthcare budget.