Supercomputer Can Predict ICU Patient Dangers To Give Healthcare Workers a Warning

A patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) can deteriorate quickly. Doctors may have little to no warning before machines ping, panic sets in, and a patient faces irreparable damage or death from a brain bleed. Many times these crises have been impossible to predict. Data researchers have now combined efforts with the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre in Australia to create a supercomputer which can run an algorithm that predicts—in real-time—impending dangers to patients. This revolutionary system has the potential to give doctors and staff as much as a 20-minute warning to avert disaster.

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