Engineers Develop Highly Customized Dashboards to Modernize Clinical Workflows
Embedded in the intensive care unit for more than a year, a Northwestern Medicine team collaborated with clinicians to create more efficient workflows through innovative, data-driven solutions powered by custom software.
From science labs to board rooms, innovation in healthcare is cultivated in many places. But at Northwestern Medicine, a team of engineers set out to innovate from the environment in which front-line healthcare providers work every day: the intensive care unit (ICU). By embedding themselves in the unit’s day-to-day operations as observers at the nurses’ workstation, the engineers were able to closely investigate the challenges facing ICU clinicians. Over the course of a year, the partnership and collaboration helped modernize workflows through data-driven solutions that will have direct, lasting impacts on patient care.