Ohio State University physician to give talk Jan. 23

January 21, 2015 | Events
By Kevin Bucher

Dr. Thomas Papadimos, professor and vice chair of anesthesiology at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, will visit The University of Toledo to discuss predictive modeling and how it can be applied in the health-care industry.



The lecture will take place Friday, Jan. 23, at noon in Health Education Building Room 105 on UT’s Health Science Campus.

Through the use of neural networks, physicians may be able to accurately predict a patient’s physiological parameters one hour into the future, or more. Additionally, such modeling can be used to measuring the neurocognitive load, or stress, that burdens an individual in critical situations, Papadimos said.

“Predictive modeling is the way of the future and it goes hand in hand with patient safety. With continued research and simulations, I believe predictive modeling will be mainstream in five to seven years in the health-care industry,” he said.

Papadimos and his team have already received funding from the military to continue their research on this emerging new approach.

“Eventually, our goal is to have this utilized in the state of Ohio and expand from there because it can save lives, save money, and increase patient safety,” Papadimos said.

His talk is sponsored by UT Health, the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center, and the Office of Health Science Affairs.

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