Anesthesiologist's data analytics tool could be the future of medicine — 6 insights

MDmetrix CEO Warren Ratliff believes the company's anesthesiologist-created health data analytics tool is the future of medicine, GeekWire reports. 

Here's what you should know:

1. Launched in 2016, MDmetrix pulls data from patient EHRs to study variations in care and help physicians determine which clinical practices create better outcomes.

2. Seattle Children's anesthesiologist Daniel Low, BM, created MDmetrix with software engineer Matthew Goos. Warren Ratliff became the company's CEO in September.

3. MDmetrix raised $758,000 in seed financing this year. It is looking to expand beyond Seattle Children's to hospitals and surgery centers across the U.S.

4. The company launched a software suite called OR Advisor Dec. 10, expanding the data tool to the operating room in surgical specialties such as orthopedics, ENT and urology.

5. The tool offers physician-driven insights and has been successfully integrated into Seattle Children's system, according to ECG Management Consultants Associate Principal Asif Shah Mohammed.

6. MDmetrix data led physicians at Seattle Children's to discontinue adding IV acetaminophen to patient recovery time after eye muscle surgery. They also used the tool to determine certain endoscopy sedation protocols reduced young patients' hospital stays by 12 minutes.

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