SPEED-EXTRACT (STEMI Patient ElEctronic Data EXTRACTion)
SPEED-EXTRACT is a proof-of-concept project demonstrating that better use of data can improve patient health outcomes and reduce clinical variation. The project brings together a multidisciplinary team to bring to bear valuable insights from ever increasing amounts of heterogeneous clinical data and information stored in Electronic Medical Records.
The overarching goal of the study is to examine the characteristics, management and outcomes of patients presenting to Emergency Departments within Sydney Heath Partners with acute chest pain or symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. In the first stage of the study, the aim of SPEED-EXTRACT is to identify patients suffering from ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a type of heart attack during which one of the heart’s major arteries is blocked and the patient requires specialised care. Data for the project is obtained from de-identified electronic medical records from Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital and Hornsby Hospital and includes rich information on demographic characteristics, symptoms, diagnoses, tests results, procedures and so on.
The multidisciplinary team working on SPEED-EXTRACT led by Professors David Brieger and Jonathan Morris comprises researchers and clinicians from across Sydney Health Partners including the University of Sydney, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health District, The Centre for Translational Data Science and Sydney Informatics Hub. Together the team is working together to ensure that insights from the burgeoning amount of digital health data are best utilised to lead to improvements in human health and to deliver an ever improving health system.
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