A Mayo Clinic team and a group of seasoned technology entrepreneurs launched a new company called Ambient Clinical Analytics, aiming to provide real-time data and analyses for intensive care units and operating rooms.
The Rochester, Minn.-based start-up has secured $1.1 million in seed funding from the likes of not only the Mayo Clinic, but Philips (NYSE:PHG) and well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalists Rock Health and Social + Capital, according to the company’s website.
The company is developing and commercializing a trio of software platforms for delivering data: the AWARE (Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation) system, a clinical EMR that uses analytics and patient information to support the best possible path of care in the ICU and operating rooms; the Mayo Clinic YES Board, a "multi-patient management tool that provides real-time situational awareness for emergency rooms and hospital Pediatric departments"; and the Synthesis technology, a mobile device platform which provides access to patient data on the go.
The Synthesis system will be a component of both the YES Board and the AWARE platforms, according to a press release.
“Healthcare providers need efficient and organized tools at their fingertips in order to increase patient safety," CEO Al Berning said in prepared remarks. According to entrepreneur Jason Guck, "Ambient Clinical Analytics is providing the real-time bedside and emergency room technology to accomplish this, which in turn leaves both the provider and patient more satisfied."