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Lyntek Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research to Optimize “Clinical Command and Control System” for Patient Care

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Lyntek is proud to announce that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR). Through the CRADA, USAISR and Lyntek will investigate a “Clinical Command and Control System” for centralized situational awareness of potentially life-threatening conditions like sepsis, using Lyntek’s relational pattern-based clinical analytic software, PatientStormTracker™.

“Medical care is complex even in controlled civilian environments,” said Lyntek’s president, Dr. Lawrence Lynn. PatientStormTracker is designed to process the large amount of clinical data for each patient, and detect, track and display the moving patterns of the condition in a way that is meaningful for people across cultures and backgrounds to review. In one visualization, PatientStormTracker shows the patient’s condition as motion image, spreading across a “weather map” of physiological systems, like a storm.

“But to truly engage the complexity on a practical scale, faced by most healthcare workers today, the next step is integrating this technology into a command center,” said Dr. Lynn: “Clinicians need to be able to quickly drill in and analyze and track each individual casualty in a system in fine detail, and at the same time have situational awareness of all casualties collectively.” This is a goal of the CRADA. “USAISR has lead the way in clinical research which engages the actual complexity faced by healthcare workers in multi-causality environments, moving beyond simple threshold-based protocols in analysis of sepsis and burn management. This CRADA is a great way for us to combine our efforts to advance the science as we develop the clinical command center as a model for care.”

Lyntek is currently developing a simulated clinical command center for training and education at its company headquarters.

For the full press release, visit here.

To learn more about the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, visit here.