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FEATURE / HOME CARE

the heart center's informatics director,
Richard Stroup, who wrote the
functional specifications and brought
on a software architect to begin
development. Shirali and Stroup are
looking at ways their center's small IT
group can modify CHAMP for children
with heart failure and those who have
recently received a heart transplant.
Down the road, it could be used for
adults with cardiac issues as well.
"We've got four years under our belt
now and have learned lessons," Shirali
says. "We are trying to build a system
that will become smarter over time."
Shirali and his team are working on

A CLOSER LOOK

How it works

CHAMP makes it
easier for families to
monitor their babies'
vitals and communicate
with providers.

babies with HLHS have requested
CHAMP, according to the team at
Children's Mercy. Seattle Children's
is the first beta site for the app,
which deployed in January
The app helps
2015. Children's Mercy obtained
parents monitor
philanthropic funding to provide
a baby's condition
national distribution for 400
and communicate
data to providers.
Microsoft Surface tablets. This
would cover 800 patients a
year for the typical six-month
monitoring periods between the two
critical surgeries for HLHS infants.
Stroup and his IT team at Children's
Mercy worked through the regulatory
process of getting the app approved
for use at other hospitals, along with
the business agreements covering
security and multi-facility use. The
algorithms that could use combinations
group has started off slowly and
of things like weight, saturation
carefully to make sure everything
change and heart rate, to help identify
is operating properly in the highly
problems and improve the treatment
regulated health care field, Stroup
plan. "With smarter analytics, we'll
says. "We focused on security, making
realize there are softer thresholds
sure the facility can only see its own
that will let us treat the baby quicker
information," Stroup says.
and avoid hospitalization altogether,"
Now Children's Mercy is starting
Shirali says. "Rather than the analysis
to partner with Cincinnati Children's
simply telling us that saturation is
Hospital Medical Center and beginning
low, it could tell us that the risk of an
to roll out CHAMP to 40 hospitals
adverse cardiac event in the next three
around the country, says David
days just went from 2 percent to 40
Westbrook, senior vice president for
percent, and tell us why."
strategy and innovation at Children's
More than 80 percent of the
Mercy, who ushered the program
hospitals in the U.S. that treat
through its approval process.

Weigh child daily

Check oxygen
saturation and
heart rates
twice a day

Take daily video

Document
feeding volumes
and wet and dirty
diaper counts

Enter all data
into CHAMP app

PARENTS
Alerts the medical team to
any measurements outside
healthy parameters

Analyzes the figures

THE CLOUD

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APP

Assess the
situation and
advise the family
on next steps

MEDICAL TEAM



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