Sepsis is the body's inflammatory response to a severe infection accounting for over 200,000 annual deaths in the U.S. annually. That is why early detection of sepsis in patients with chronic illnesses is crucial to ensure patients live longer, healthier lives.
For Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, FACMI, existing interventions for sepsis inspired her to create a new research foundation that would improve early detection systems, even exploring ways to automate the process of identifying adverse events following surgery.
Why informatics? So, we can detect diseases early on to improve patients' outcomes.