Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

New Web-Based App to Help Clinicians Improve Patient Care

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Bookmark and Share
PROOF Centre of Excellence & IO Informatics collaborate to bring precision medicine to the point of care.

The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) and IO Informatics are partnering to develop new tools for clinicians to address chronic heart, lung and kidney disease.
The collaboration brings together the PROOF Centre’s award-winning science and IO Informatics’ leading software and semantic integration services to create a web-based software application for clinicians to use on hand-held devices or other technology. The application will be used with the PROOF Centre-developed blood tests in chronic disease and transplantation.

The application will provide clinicians with an overall score indicating patient risk level, along with the associated clinical recommendations to help guide clinical decision-making. Using gene expression data, protein expression data, and longitudinal clinical observations as inputs, the system will be a web-based reporting and alerting system accessible by clinicians securely through web browsers on workstations, laptops or standards-compliant mobile devices.

“This collaborative project represents a major step forward to realizing the promise of biomarker-based screening for precision medicine and better healthcare at lower cost,” said Dr. Bruce McManus, Director of the PROOF Centre. “By bringing together science and technology and applying it to a very real clinical need, we are creating a simple tool to help improve the care and management of patients with chronic heart, lung and kidney disease and ultimately reducing patient suffering and healthcare costs.”

Heart, lung and kidney diseases together are an oppressive growing health burden in Canada and around the world. The socio-economic impact of impaired organ failure for millions of suffering patients is far from trivial. The rising costs associated with these health conditions are an enormous toll on an already over-burdened health system. New tools to allow for early intervention that will improve the efficiency of patient care and management, and lower health care costs are needed to help address the burden. The PROOF Centre works closely with clinicians to develop new blood tests that improve the way patients are managed and bring value to the health system.

“We are excited about the opportunity to add value to the PROOF Centre’s blood test development programs. It is very rewarding to be part of a solution that will make a difference in so many patients’ quality of life,” says Dr. Erich Gombocz, Vice-President and Chief Science Officer for IO Informatics. “In addition to immediate benefits for patients, future applications of this technology will enable automated, pre-symptomatic screening for virtually any marker-based risk event, disease severity characterization or patient-centric treatment opportunity.”

By spring of 2013, the PROOF Centre will have blood tests integrated with the web-based application and ready for testing in the clinic.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,600+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Scientific News
Scientists Create World’s Largest Catalog of Human Genomic Variation
An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world’s largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases.
New Autism Genes Are Revealed in Largest-Ever Study
Work draws more detailed picture of genetic risk, sheds light on sex differences in diagnosis.
Influenza A Viruses More Likely To Emerge In East Asia Than North America
Novel strains of influenza A are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and EcoHealth Alliance.
Bone Risks Linked to Genetic Variants
A large-scale genomic study uncovered novel genetic variants and led researchers to an unexpected gene that affects bone density and fracture risk.
The Final Word on STAP
Researchers fail to replicate STAP study; computational analysis reveals genomic inconsistency.
Study Adds to Evidence That Viruses Are Alive
A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report.
CSI -- On The Metabolite's Trail
Bioinformaticians at the University of Jena make the most efficient search engine for molecular structures available online.
Potential Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Isolated
Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV.
Smartphone App to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder
A researcher from Florida Atlantic University has come up with a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease -- a serious blood disorder -- using a smart phone.
Network Control: Letting Noise Lead The Way
Research team leverage cells' noisy nature to keep them healthy.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,600+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos