Takes Third Place in Safety Competition

 Partha Thirumala and Shyam VisweswaranPittsburgh, April 28, 2021 -- A research project designed to help detect stroke during surgery—led by Partha Thirumala, MD, director of the department’s Center of Clinical Neurophysiology, and Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD, director of clinical informatics for the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biomedical Informatics—took third place in the 2021 JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge (Realtime Evaluation of ADverse Events with machine learning during surgery) was one of 125 submissions from 15 countries in the safety innovations competition sponsored by Innovation Works and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

The four-month competition launched in January of 2021, sought to apply the power of technology—whether software, hardware, life sciences or some combination of multiple technologies—to uncover new ideas for patient safety.