New AI software predicting patients' future health conditions
Updated: 2021-11-15 12:08:14 KST
Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and stroke, are one of the leading causes of death in South Korea.
Because these illnesses tend to show up without any major red flags, regular checkups and preemptive measures are needed in order to prevent them.
So, South Korea has developed a type of AI-based software dubbed "Doctor AI," which can predict the development of any acute symptoms two years in advance, based on people's current health.
Although collecting patient data is prohibited by law, the software can make predictions by using data from separate AI programs installed in hospitals.
"Doctor AI uses various techniques seen in artificial intelligence programs at several general hospitals and displays over ninety percent accuracy in predicting a patient's future condition. It allows us to optimally diagnose and treat each patient."
The developers plan to boost the program's accuracy by further expanding cooperation with more medical institutions.
They are also working on widening the program's capabilities so that it could be used for different illnesses such as cancer or diabetes.
"We plan to commercialize the program by the end of next year, so the service is available to patients."
Experts believe Doctor AI will help treat and manage patients at small and medium-sized hospitals where data from clinical trials is lacking, as well as help improve contactless diagnosis systems in the post-pandemic era.
Cho Sung-min, Arirang News.