The Data Science section is led by Paul Elbers.

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If you are an ESICM member interested in data science, including electronic health records, information technology, big data analysis or machine learning, you may be interested in joining the Data Science Section. You can do this by selecting the Data Science as a section of interest/voting section in your member info, by logging into your membership profile here.

Additionally, the Data Science Section aims to have at least one intensivist per intensive care unit in Europe as a contact person. The Data Science Section will primarily invite these contact persons to participate in important matters related to electronic health care use and data sharing.

If you would like to be the contact person for your ICU, please contact the Section Chair, Ari Ercole, or Deputy Chair, Paul Elbers, directly.



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iCareWean “Weaning from mechanical ventilation: comparison of open-loop decision support system and routine care, in general medical ICU”.

The BEACON care system is an open-loop decision support device that works alongside current ventilator systems in the intensive care unit.

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Competency-based Training in Intensive Care Medicine in Europe – Innovation Transfer. The CoBaTrICE project created an international competency-based programme for ICM.

More information:

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Project Group

Technology Assessment and Health Informatics (TAHI).

This group is chaired by Theodoros Kyprianou and Marius Terblanche.

TAHI plays a regular role in the ESICM by contributing to the major meetings.
The TAHI group holds its annual meeting at the ESICM congress and launched the highly popular “Tech Lounge” at LIVES 2018 in Vienna.

A web-based survey

What is the influence of Wikipedia and other web resources on acute and critical care decisions? This survey evaluated how important Wikipedia, Google and other web resources have become in the daily work of intensive care professionals.


Rössler B et al. Influence of wikipedia and other web resources on acute and critical care decisions. a web-based survey

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Imaging in Intensive Care Medicine : Álvaro J. Roldán-Reina et al. The dark side of the swan.
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Daniele Poole et al. Intensive Care Medicine in 2050: Statistical tools for development of prognostic models (why clinicians should not be ignored).
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Is high use health information technology having a negative impact on the ICU team and patient care?
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The Value of E-Learning for the Prevention of HAIs
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EU Policies

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