The University of Miami Health System (UHealth) is partnering with Aidoc for a system-wide artificial intelligence (AI) initiative that aims to detect early health issues, streamline workflows, and enhance post-diagnosis care using Aidoc’s AI technology.
“By combining our physician expertise with Aidoc’s AI technology, our goal is to be able to provide even more timely and precise care to our patients, ultimately improving their overall healthcare experience. We intend to move AI up to the ‘point of care’ and even the ‘point of scan’,” says Alexander McKinney, M.D., Shapiro professor and chair of the department of radiology at the University of MiamiMiller School of Medicine.
UHealth will incorporate Aidoc’s 13 FDA-cleared algorithms and pathway-optimized workflow technologies for quickly identifying various acute abnormalities in patient scans. Aidoc’s platform, aiOS, promptly alerts physicians to these issues, streamlining coordination among medical teams across specialties to ensure timely and accurate patient care.
For instance, when a patient arrives at the emergency department (ED) and receives a CT scan to assess injury or source of pain, Aidoc’s AI deploys its comprehensive algorithm suite based on visible anatomy. The technology discerns both suspected and unsuspected findings from various data sources, helping physicians prioritize cases that may require prompt decision-making and ensuring all flagged medical conditions are reviewed by the care team for potential next steps. Aidoc’s AI then facilitates the connection between the relevant members of the care team and the patient for immediate follow up care if needed, fostering collaboration, and expediting treatment.
Other Aidoc AI solutions have already been deployed throughout UHealth facilities, including algorithms for pulmonary embolism, incidental pulmonary embolism, and intracranial hemorrhage. Additionally, UHealth has introduced Aidoc’s solutions for care coordination and patient follow-up management.
Rapid Point-of-Care AI Deployment
Patients no longer need to wait for post-exam results. With Aidoc’s AI, UHealth teams can analyze imaging within five minutes, enabling real-time insights at the point of care following a CT scan, promoting efficient and responsive patient care.
“UHealth is staunchly focused on elevating the patient and healthcare provider experience to a new level of efficiency and personalization,” says Aidoc CEO Elad Walach. “By providing real-time AI insights at the point of care via our collaborative POC-AID initiative, UHealth is fundamentally reshaping healthcare delivery.”