Clinicians in the Neuro-ICU may be confronted daily by over 200 time-related variables for each patient; yet we know from cognitive science that people are only able to understand the relatedness of 2 variables without help. We are investigating how to help clinicians make sense of real-time streams of physiological data as well as of their relationships and trends. The objective of this project is to demonstrate that interactive data visualizations designed to transform and consolidate complex multimodal physiological data into integrated interactive displays will reduce clinician cognitive load and will result in reductions in medical error and improvements in patient care, safety, and efficiency. This project is a collaboration between Dr. J. Michael Schmidt in Neurology, Division of Critical Care and Draper Laboratory. It is funded by the DoD Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and the Dana Foundation.
Dr. Michael Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Schmidt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Michigan State University and his doctorate in Neuropsychology from the City University of New York. Dr. Schmidt completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Division of Critical Care Neurology at Columbia University that lead to his current position in 2005. In 2009 Dr.