CoCross: An ICT Platform Enabling Monitoring Recording and Fusion of Clinical Information Chest Sounds and Imaging of COVID-19 ICU Patients

Vassilis Kilintzis, Nikolaos Beredimas, Evangelos Kaimakamis, Leandros Stefanopoulos, Evangelos Chatzis, Edison Jahaj, Militsa Bitzani, Anastasia Kotanidou, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Nicos Maglaveras*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Monitoring and treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients in the ICU poses many chal-lenges. The effort to understand the pathophysiology and progress of the disease requires high-quality annotated multi-parameter databases. We present CoCross, a platform that enables the monitoring and fusion of clinical information from in-ICU COVID-19 patients into an annotated database. CoCross consists of three components: (1) The CoCross4Pros native android application, a modular application, managing the interaction with portable medical devices, (2) the cloud-based data management services built-upon HL7 FHIR and ontologies, (3) the web-based application for intensivists, providing real-time review and analytics of the acquired measurements and ausculta-tions. The platform has been successfully deployed since June 2020 in two ICUs in Greece resulting in a dynamic unified annotated database integrating clinical information with chest sounds and diagnostic imaging. Until today multisource data from 176 ICU patients were acquired and im-ported in the CoCross database, corresponding to a five-day average monitoring period including a dataset with 3477 distinct auscultations. The platform is well accepted and positively rated by the users regarding the overall experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number276
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Biomedical monitoring
  • COVID-19
  • Heart sounds
  • ICT platform
  • ICU
  • Lung sounds
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Research database
  • X-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Information Management
  • Leadership and Management

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