Head doctor of the hospital, professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology of the Institute for Advanced Medical Education, Ph.D. Vitaly Gusarov and head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Intensive Care Unit), anesthesiologist, critical care physician Nikolai Lovtsevich told Vademecum magazine about their first experience using ICCA — an intelligent analytical system that can optimize the manipulations of specialists in the intensive care unit.
The Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center among the first healthcare institutions in Russia introduced the system. The launch results showed that it allows reduce doctor’s load, aggregate and analyze data on resuscitation.
“Providing high quality medical care is impossible without obtaining a complete picture of the treatment progress of each patient. ICCA collects and consolidates all streams of information about the state of a person in the intensive care unit. First of all, data from bedside equipment, from laboratory and medical information systems are structured, a patient observation map is formed. Thanks to this, all processes become more transparent and manageable. In addition, the system gives specialists reminders that help to implement the prescriptions in a timely manner, and a consolidated database allows us to simplify the analysis of treatment effectiveness, identify errors and determine ways to eliminate them.” — commented Vitaly Gusarov.
“The introduction of digital technology in the clinic is a timely and inevitable transformation. Among the features of the treatment process in resuscitation is the presence of a large amount of data requiring an aggregate assessment, and the need for quick decision making. We hope that the use of ICCA in our department will minimize errors in treatment and facilitate the work of staff. Despite the fact that we recently installed the system, doctors and nurses have already noted a significant reduction in time spent on routine processes associated with medical documentation (anesthesiology and resuscitation cards, diaries, manipulation protocols, etc.). ICU workers are traditionally accustomed to quickly make decisions, adapt and learn new things, so I’m sure that we will very soon learn how to use all the advantages of ICCA” — said Nikolai Lovtsevich.