Emma Fauss, CEO and Craig Rusin, CTO
The groundwork for Medical Informatics (MIC) was laid when co-founder, Craig Rusin, PhD, was working as a researcher in the cardiology department at the University of Virginia and needed to leverage high-resolution physiological data to identify indicators of disease and predictors of patient conditions. At the time, no tools were available to aggregate, store, and process the volume of data needed to integrate with an analytics program to achieve his goals. Dr. Rusin solved the problem by building his own grid-computing platform, and the precursor for SickbayTM was born.
Dr. Rusin is now Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He and his team, as well as other physicians and researchers across the country, now use Sickbay’s Research Tools to expedite algorithm development and conduct studies to identify the precursors of disease. Highlights of Sickbay-enabled peer-reviewed research studies appear above.
The next step in MIC’s journey is unlocking this research from journals and transforming it into clinical reality by creating new, real-time software based predictive monitors. We believe that by creating these transformations, in conjunction with other researchers, physicians, and hospitals that we will be able to realize our vision of Saving Lives… bit by bit.