The Malone Center’s cross-disciplinary, clinician-engineer teams work on identifying ideas and translating them to innovation that improve efficiency and effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment, reduce harm and adverse events, and promote patient and provider usability and satisfaction. Our major focus areas include:
Big data analytics has emerged as a promising tool for solving problems across many healthcare-related areas. Malone researchers develop and deploy measurement technologies, new methods to structure and mine data, and pioneer new tools for analytics that advance clinical decision support, prediction, and process modeling for healthcare.
Machine Learning and
Machine learning and AI-powered solutions have great potential to support busy health care providers. Malone researchers build better algorithms that help providers diagnose disease earlier, operate more precisely, streamline the patient experience, and more.
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices offer a new way to engage patients and increase access to care. Malone researchers create new mobile health tools that connect patients with primary and preventative care services.
Malone researchers develop novel medical imaging techniques to improve surgical procedures, radiation therapy, and the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.
Systems Modeling and Optimization
Malone researchers model and evaluate processes and systems related to health care. Working with clinicians, they aim to understand complex interactions between patients and caregivers, streamline hospital operations, enhance patient safety, and inform organizational strategies and policy-making.
Robotics, Augmented Reality, and Devices
Malone researchers develop and deploy technology and devices to provide the critical interface between the “virtual reality” of information about patients and the “physical reality” of patients and caregivers. One major area of interest is medical robotics, particularly surgical and rehabilitation robots.
Malone researchers apply cutting edge design and evaluation methodologies to create tools that address the needs of end-user while accounting for the unique aspects of the problem space. Research in this thrust focuses on the development of fundamental principles and design guidelines for future end-user technologies, including mobile, web, household, rehabilitation, and robotic technologies.