McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
affiliated faculty member James Antaki, Ph.D. (pictured), professor of biomedical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the departments of surgery and bioengineering, and Antonio Ferreira, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, CMU, are the principal investigators of the project entitled “Development of software for improving management of end-stage heart failure patients.” As part of its mission to advance health care information technology, UPMC’s new Technology Development Center (TDC) awarded this grant to Drs. Antaki and Ferreira for their innovative research project at academic partner CMU.
The proposals, covering such areas as chronic care management and streaming-data analytics, are part of the TDC’s Healthcare Technology Innovation (HTI) grants, a strategic collaboration between UPMC and CMU. The $1 million initiative has already attracted more than 25 proposals from cross-disciplinary research teams at CMU.
Created in late 2009, the TDC aims to build the next generation of health care information technology while acting as a catalyst for economic development in the region. “Our challenge is to unlock the value of the data flowing through health care organizations. By connecting patients, caregivers, and insurers and sharing information seamlessly and securely, we can create a system that is truly built around the needs of patients. The result will be better patient outcomes, fewer errors, and increased efficiency,” said Ms. Rebecca Kaul, president of TDC.
Illustration: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
University of Pittsburgh School of the Health Sciences Media Relations Press Release (01/31/11)
Healthcare IT News (02/01/11)
Carnegie Mellon University News Blog (02/02/11)
Bio: Dr. James Antaki