Saving Newborns’ Lives: MedicalCue Ready to Launch its Technology

by | Nov 4, 2015 | Companies, Women's Health

Founded by Dr. Pete Coelho and led by Peter David, MedicalCue has developed a bedside tablet computer system that guides medical teams during newborn resuscitation. Much like a GPS offering real-time traffic avoidance, the startup’s technology provides dynamic, real-time reference information needed during the complex steps of newborn resuscitation. The information provided to the delivery room staff is indexed to the national standard of care as developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

To make resuscitation easier, MedicalCue’s system supplies both visual and audio information to clinicians. By automating routine tasks, such as record keeping and time keeping, this novel system reduces the workload of nurses and doctors. And it has done so with great success: published data has shown that the startup’s device helps raise the accuracy of care from approximately 55 percent to 95 percent.

MedicalCue is on a successful path to dramatically improve delivery room outcomes, considering that one in 10 babies globally need to be resuscitated at birth. And every second counts because we only have one “Golden Minute” of opportunity for a baby to start breathing properly or the infant is at risk of brain damage, or worse, loss of life.

MedicalCue’s technology empowers clinicians to easily do the right thing, the right way, at the right time, generating strong customer interest: 80 percent of the hospitals that met with the startup are moving towards deploying its technology. The startup has been in discussions with El Camino Hospital, where it conducted clinical simulation studies and where the Fogarty Institute is located, to be the first facility to host a MedicalCue device in every neonatal room and bed.

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