Systems Engineering

Impacting the safety and quality of healthcare nationwide

IPI growth chart

Discovery Park’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) has long been recognized for its national leadership in infusion pump alert data analyses through its Infusion Pump Informatics (IPI) program, which supports an extensive database (CatalyzeCare.org) housing alert data as well as analytic tools to generate hospital-specific reports.

Now, Purdue IT experts are collaborating with RCHE researchers to expand CatalyzeCare.org, which will enable an even greater impact on the safety and quality of healthcare delivery nationwide.

“We are significantly increasing the capacity of the current IPI system to capture all infusion pump alerts, not just those generated from the drug limit libraries; building a drug limit library comparison tool to allow clinicians to find and compare limits more easily and quickly; dramatically increasing the capabilities to include alert data from physiological sensing monitors; and, most importantly, linking smart pump and physiological sensing monitor alert data to patient data to better measure impact,” says Marietta Harrison, RCHE interim director and inaugural deputy director of Discovery Park.

Forming new communities around these additional medical devices will provide fertile ground for Purdue researchers and our partners to examine not only the use of these devices, but how these communities advance patient safety and quality, Harrison says.

Collectively, these communities, linked through CatalyzeCare.org, will form the foundation for the new Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI).

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