MDPI, Healthcare, 2(10), p. 276, 2022
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Monitoring and treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients in the ICU poses many challenges. The effort to understand the pathophysiology and progress of the disease requires high-quality annotated multi-parameter databases. We present CoCross, a platform that enables the monitoring and fusion of clinical information from in-ICU COVID-19 patients into an annotated database. CoCross consists of three components: (1) The CoCross4Pros native android application, a modular application, managing the interaction with portable medical devices, (2) the cloud-based data management services built-upon HL7 FHIR and ontologies, (3) the web-based application for intensivists, providing real-time review and analytics of the acquired measurements and auscultations. The platform has been successfully deployed since June 2020 in two ICUs in Greece resulting in a dynamic unified annotated database integrating clinical information with chest sounds and diagnostic imaging. Until today multisource data from 176 ICU patients were acquired and imported in the CoCross database, corresponding to a five-day average monitoring period including a dataset with 3477 distinct auscultations. The platform is well accepted and positively rated by the users regarding the overall experience.