Kick-off for the control phase in the ASIC Use Case

On the 1st of July 2019, the control phase in the Use Case ASIC (Algorithmic Surveillance of Intensive Care Unit Patients) was started. The aim of this project is to improve the quality of care in intensive care patients with ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) – a disease with high morbidity and mortality – by using existing routine clinical data. This is to be achieved through optimized diagnosis and improved adherence to therapy-guidelines.

With the start of the control phase, the status quo at the various university hospitals will be recorded. An application (ASIC App) will be provided for the consecutive quality improvement phase, which will allow continuous screening of the monitoring data via the patient data management system (PDMS) in critically ill patients at the ICU. If ARDS is suspected, the app alerts at an early stage and thus enables the physician to execute rapid diagnostic measures and guideline-adherent therapeutic action: The intensive care physicians check the diagnostic criteria of ARDS and receive the relevant therapeutic guideline-recommendations for the individual ARDS-severity.

The Use Case ASIC is registered in the German Register of Clinical Trials (DRKS). It can be viewed on the DRKS website and in the search portal of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The use case ASIC, which is being developed at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital, involves the university hospitals of Bonn, Düsseldorf, Halle, Hamburg, Jena, Leipzig and Rostock.