MIMIC Primer 201: The Scope of MIMIC

MIMIC Primer 201: The Scope of MIMIC

By: Ned McCague Data Scientist at Kyruus The MIMIC Database is quite literally one of the best databases in the world. Within it, you can find hundreds of tables and thousands of fields that pertain to specific inpatient stays within an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). With over 40,000 ICU stays, this provides an unbelievable amount […]

Critical Care Primer

Critical Care Primer

George Cheng M.D. PhD Harvard combined in Critical Care Training Program Massachusetts General Hospital Critical care medicine is the multidisciplinary healthcare specialty that cares for patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury. The practice of medicine in intensive care units (North America) or intensive therapy units (UK) is known as critical care medicine.  A specialist […]

Data Science Primer

Data Science Primer

Thomas Brennan LCP, MIT Analyzing Biomedical Big Data (BBD) is computationally expensive due to high dimensionality and large data volume. Performance and scalability issues of traditional databases often limit the usage of more sophisticated and complex data queries and analytic models. Moreover, in the conventional setting, data management and analytic are carried out in separate […]

Hacking Medicine: Learning from the MIMIC-II Experiment

Hacking Medicine: Learning from the MIMIC-II Experiment

Justin D SalciccioliMBBS candidate, Imperial College London Tom Pollard PhD candidate, University College London For some, it is an opportunity unlike any other. Others claim an outright threat to civil liberty. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) has accumulated troves of data, dating back decades, relating to the experiences of patients in hospitals and […]