An innovation associated with the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare has earned a spot on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023 list. Each year, the magazine compiles a list of inventions that change and improve how we live, work, play, and think about what’s possible. Hundreds of nominations across categories such as apps and software, connectivity, design, and robotics are evaluated based on factors including efficiency, originality, and impact.
The Targeted Real-Time Early Warning System (TREWS) is a medical technology that uses artificial intelligence to predict the risk of sepsis before human clinicians can observe symptoms. It was developed by a team led by Suchi Saria, the John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science and the founding research director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. The system scours patient medical records, lab results, and symptoms to identify potential cases of sepsis. Studies indicate that when TREWS is used, patients are 20% less likely to die from sepsis. The technology was included in the magazine’s “Medical Care” category.
Read the feature story on TREWS.