Houston’s Luminare Crunches Medical Data to Save Lives
Sarma Velamuri, an internal medicine doctor in Houston, has seen hundreds die from sepsis, but no case hit him as hard as the death of a friend’s 22-year-old daughter. She’d been admitted to his hospital with pneumonia and placed on a ventilator when her heart unexpectedly stopped. After an hour of trying to revive her with chest compressions, “I had to tell my friend his daughter died of septic shock,” Velamuri said. When Velamuri later studied her medical record, “I realized that all these nurses and physicians did their jobs exactly right,” he said, yet all the data needed to predict septic shock was in her record—if only there were a tool to analyze it. He’d already been looking for such screening software, as a…View Original Post
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