Patient Safety Perioperative Readiness Support System

Period of Performance: 12/11/2003 - 06/10/2004


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Livedata, Inc.
810 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Principal Investigator


This Phase I Proposal aims to analyze current perioperative protocols and develop a plan for a fully integrated, patient-centered data acquisition system enabled by interactive PC-based devices. The study will include a detailed report on integration challenges present in current operating room procedures and logistics. Existing methods of obtaining patient information prior to and during surgery is redundant, inefficient and susceptible to errors. In this project, all areas of data acquisition involved in surgical procedures will be examined, from the operating room environment to hospital-wide IT systems. The solution to these present challenges will propose an innovative and unique solution of a single database that automatically records information to track the entire perioperative environment. This database will also provide an objective understanding of the nature and incidence of adverse events in operative rooms/surgical settings, and also effectively support the deployment and measurement of strategies to prevent such adverse events. LiveData, Inc. will be working directly with investigator from Massachusetts General Hospital to define, design and implement this product (in Phase I and Phase II). Long term, a complete hardware software solution will be built based on this studies finding.