Written by Lumina, Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, Queensland Government
Datarwe has developed a world-leading medical data platform, that supports a new generation of real-time, AI-enabled tools for doctors, health staff, researchers and innovators. Its technologies are changing the way data and real-world evidence in healthcare is generated, interpreted and actioned, and enabling better outcomes for clinicians, researchers and patients.
Datarwe was founded in 2019 to support a collaboration with government, healthcare providers and leading healthcare ecosystem partners in harnessing the power of clinical data.
The smart technology uses live patient data to unlock new insights for hospitals and health professionals during patient care. It also provides a platform of rich de-identified data for clinicians, researchers and for testing new innovations in the health system.
The Platform is set for roll-out at 14 hospital sites within Queensland in coming years. There are also national and even international deployment opportunities in the pipeline. Most notably, the Datarwe team is working closely with MIT on their world’s largest critical database ‘MIMIC.’
What is AI in Healthcare?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are a group of ‘cognitive technologies’ that use data to create insights. They may replicate and extend our current abilities, and actually ‘learn’ – becoming even more precise over time. Some of the uses include:
- Advanced detection and diagnosis
- Identifying and analysing risks
- Predicting treatment outcomes
- Personalising treatments
The ‘Clinical Data Nexus’ in Action
Datarwe’s precision medicine data platform, Clinical Data Nexus (CDN), helps medical researchers, clinicians and innovators to develop new diagnostic tools and treatment options for patients. The CDN captures patient information from acute healthcare monitoring devices and medical records, then uses advanced tools to process the data.
This technology has been used at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) Intensive Care Unit, as a virtual dashboard of real-time patient information that helps doctors monitor, treat and plan resources for critically ill patients. The Dashboard is a key communication tool for hospital teams to visualise each patient’s clinical status and improvement or decline, as well as operational measures such as predicted discharge, bed availability and staffing.
Datarwe is also using AI systems with real-time heart monitors in the Intensive Care Unit. Beyond just diagnosing arrhythmias on an electrocardiogram (ECG), the intelligent system is also using the streams of ECG data to predict outcomes for patients with traumatic brain injury. It has used the CDN to ‘learn’ from real data, and is currently undergoing validation.
“The Clinical Data Nexus will enable clinicians and medical researchers to more rapidly collaborate in the development of next generation AI clinical diagnostic tools and technologies”
Dr Kelvin Ross
Chief Technology Officer, Datarwe
Dr Stephanie Chaousis, Partnership Manager, Datarwe, presenting the capabilities of the CDN
The Rapid Rise of Datarwe’s Medical Innovation
Key Milestones on Datarwe’s Journey:
Datarwe Leads the Way in:
- Creating a secure, scalable platform for clinical data
- Forging partnerships with universities, supporting research and the future workforce
- Establishing new structures and processes to facilitate partnerships, research translation and innovation, governance and data security
Datarwe Benefits the Community Through:
- Availability of the platform to support healthcare, research and innovation
- Increasing the exposure and growing the potential of a highlyskilled workforce, empowering the innovation economy
- Making an easier transition for future innovators in healthcare technology to access healthcare information, partners and networks
Datarwe Team in the AI Lab, at The Cohort Innovation Space, Lumina
Lumina is a 9.5-hectare, premium commercial development, within the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct in Southport, Queensland. Lumina is the Precinct’s final development site, and the only opportunity to secure development-ready commercial land, or lease commercial space at the hear of this thriving innovation-based community.
Cohort is Lumina’s home for start-ups and founders who want to surround themselves with like-minded visionaries and game-changers. It is a place where innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts come together to access support and propel their novel ideas to market. Cohort boasts coworking and private desks, meeting rooms and scientific labs.
The unique Lumina ecosystem, including world-renowned researchers, scientists, health and technology experts and close proximity to core partners such as Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital a major Australian teaching hospital, and the cutting-edge Gold Coast Private Hospital, was essential to supporting Datarwe’s rapid success since relocating its HQ to the Precinct in 2020.
Lumina is a precinct where people are drawn in. It fosters a learning culture.
What we’re doing here at Lumina really is leading edge around the world, and that’s quite exciting.
Dr. Kelvin Ross, Datarwe