Aidoc, a provider of enterprise-grade AI solutions for medical imaging, announces a partnership with Novant Health, a health network of more than 1,800 physicians with 15 medical centers across three states. By incorporating Aidoc’s AI platform, which includes seven U.S. FDA-cleared solutions for triage and notification of patients with acute medical conditions, Novant Health is taking proactive steps to improve patient outcomes and reduce emergency department (ED) length of stay amid resource constraints inflicted by the Omicron variant.
With a dedication to digital transformation for improving workflow efficiencies and patient outcomes, Novant Health is one of the first health networks in North Carolina to adopt Aidoc’s AI platform. Novant Health has integrated multiple technologies and has been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives‘ (CHIME) “Digital Health Most Wired” program five years in a row for effectively applying “core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.”
“When diagnosing and treating critical pathologies like pulmonary emboli and hemorrhagic strokes, every second counts,” says Eric Eskioglu, MD, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer at Novant Health. “We are thrilled to partner with Aidoc to bring yet another leading-edge AI-technology to Novant Health. For years, we’ve been committed to harnessing innovative technologies to improve patient safety and outcomes through the Novant Health Institute of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence. With Aidoc’s technology, our physicians will be able to more quickly identify and prioritize these patients and provide rapid life-saving treatments.”
From Aidoc’s AI platform, Novant Health will be utilizing the intracranial hemorrhage (brain bleeds), pulmonary embolism (lung blood clots), incidental pulmonary embolism, c-spine fracture, and abdominal free air AI solutions. In one example, a study conducted by the Yale New-Haven Health System found that Aidoc’s intracranial hemorrhage AI solution was able to reduce ED length of stay by approximately one hour.
“With rapidly rising numbers of people infected with the highly contagious Omicron variant, we can see the hard impact on hospital emergency room capacities and resources across the U.S.,” says Elad Walach, CEO and co-founder of Aidoc.
“We’re proud to partner with a leading, innovative hospital network like Novant Health, which serves a large portion of the population in the three states its facilities are located in,” Walach adds. “Together, through our AI solutions and their state-of-the-art facilities, we will enable radiologists and related hospital providers to expedite care for tens of thousands of patients, contributing toward a mitigation of the current emergency room situations and setting an example for integrating innovation during turbulent and non-turbulent periods.”