Patient Safety Presentation

Acute Care Analytics – Real World Impact on Patients and Providers

Sue McGrath, PhD

Presented September 6th, 2023 at the APSF Stoelting Conference 2023 on “Emerging Medical Technologies – A Patient Safety Perspective on Wearables, Big Data and Remote Care”


Acute Care Analytics – Real World Impact on Patients and Providers – [PDF]


Sue McGrath, PhD

Sue McGrath, PhD

Sue McGrath, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
Surveillance Analytics Core Director
Analytics Institute, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Susan P. McGrath, Ph.D. is a biomedical engineer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 30 years of experience leading research and systems implementation programs in industry, academia, government, and non-profit organizations. She is currently Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Surveillance Analytics Core at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. McGrath’s leadership of the Surveillance Analytics Core builds on two decades of multidisciplinary research and development at Dartmouth Hitchcock and Dartmouth College focused on patient safety systems. McGrath is best known for her work designing, implementing, and analyzing systems for early recognition of patient deterioration using continuous physiologic monitoring.

Prior to joining Dartmouth, Dr. McGrath worked for the Naval Air Warfare Center and Lockheed Martin, where her research focused primarily on intelligent software development for military applications. As a faculty member at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, she developed and taught courses in electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering. Her funded research focused on development of mobile computing and remote physiologic monitoring systems for biomedical, emergency management, and command and control applications. Before establishing the Surveillance Analytics Core at Dartmouth Hitchcock, McGrath led development of the Value Institute, served as Director of Performance Improvement, and was Co-Investigator and Director of Research for the AHRQ-supported Patient Safety Learning Laboratory.