Fast, accurate, hands-off data scoring is what EnsoData brings to sleep studies — literally while many in the medical community sleep.

The Madison-based healthcare IT company has made it possible to assess data quickly with the help of artificial intelligence. CEO Chris Fernandez crafted the company’s technology while he pursued his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison. The company’s management team was later bolstered through EnsoData co-founders Sam Rusk and Nick Glattard.

Still in its infancy, 2-year old EnsoData has already created EnsoSleep, which is software used to automatically score sleep studies. The company was profiled as part of an ongoing series from UW-Madison students.

EnsoSleep assesses conditions such as sleep apnea or respiratory-related sleep problems and stores the results to be reviewed by physicians. In a single night the average sleep clinic can monitor 20 patients, each producing eight hours of data from up to 20 sensors, yielding an incredible amount of data.

Without EnsoSleep, clinic employees must manually review these records. Number crunching aside, the problem is simple: There is too much data to review and not enough people to review it. EnsoData’s software greatly reduces human input and increases diagnostic efficiency. Read the full story here.