PCCI Publishes Paper on Trauma Mortality Prediction

PCCI data science and clinical experts, along with team leaders at Parkland Health and Hospital System,  have published a new paper about the Parkland Trauma Index of Mortality* on arXiv®. arVix is an open archive for scholarly articles maintained and operated by Cornell University. The paper “Parkland Trauma Index of Mortality (PTIM): Real-time Predictive Model for PolyTrauma Patients” explores how a machine learning algorithm that uses electronic medical record data to predict 48−hour mortality during the first 72 hours of hospitalization.

“This project is an outstanding collaboration between PCCI and Parkland and probably first of its kind dynamic and real-time predictive model for polytrauma patients,” said Manjula Julka, MD, MBA, Vice President, Clinical Innovation at PCCI. “Dr. Adam Starr, distinguished ortho trauma surgeon at Parkland, is a key leader in this project. Parkland’s trauma center is committed to providing state-of-the-art innovative, high quality care for best health outcomes. This paper outlines how we were able to leverage machine learning to help predict mortality for trauma patients in a way where surgery and critical care teams are able to use this, along with other clinical decision support tools, as a way to help save lives.”

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*The Parkland Trauma Index of Mortality model is a free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

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