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Emerging Global Markets For AI in Healthcare

Emerging Global Markets For AI in Healthcare

Worldwide, the adoption of AI in healthcare is advancing at a steady pace. Forward-thinking medical institutions are realizing the benefits of medical AI to improve their efficiency and reach. 

The USA has the largest share of AI in the healthcare market. We discussed whichinstitutions are leading the charge in a previous article. Apart from the US, some of the emerging markets for health tech AIare Germany, UK, China, South Korea, UAE and Brazil. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at healthcare institutions in the UK and Israel that are using innovative AI tools to deliver effective patient care.

Top UK NHS hospitals leveraging AI in healthcare 

With more than 1,600 hospitals and treatment centers under its banner, the UK's NHS has access to vast quantities of data, making it ideal for integrating AI solutions in its operations. Here are a few NHS hospitals already using AI:

Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge

Addenbrooke is using Microsoft’s InnerEye System to detect prostate cancer through the use of imaging, which has sped up prostate cancer treatment. The hospital will be using the same tool for brain tumor detection.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is using AI-based HeartFlow to detect blood flow restrictions in patients suspected of having coronary heart disease. HeartsFlow creates a personalized 3D model of the heart showing the blood flow around it –a procedure that has cut costs by 25% compared to the standard angiogram.

GPs and Nurse Practices across London

More than 1,500 GPs and nurse practitioners across London are using C the Signs, an AI cancer detection tool. The app looks at different patient signs and symptoms to detect cancer earlier and helps identify which medical investigation and doctor referral they need.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Moorfields has been using Google’s DeepMind since 2016 to quickly identify sight-threatening eye conditions and rank patients in order of urgency of treatment.

NHS & Big Health

In the wake of Covid-19, Big Health (founded by our Leading Health Tech Innovation course guest speaker, Peter Hames) partnered with NHS to give all NHS UK and Scotland medical workers free access to Sleepio and Daylight to combat insomnia and anxiety.

Medical institutes in Israel using AI in healthcare

With largely digitized patient health records and a number of successful AI health tech startups, the Israeli healthcare system has been quick to integrate AI solutions on different fronts. The Sheba Medical Center, for instance, primarily relied on AI tools to treat COVID-19 patients.

Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan

Sheba Medical Center used a remote patient monitoring platform from Datos, a medical device connection from Tyto Care, medical robots from InTouch Health and XR HEalth’s VR telehealth services to monitor and treat coronavirus patients. 

Recently, it started working with CLEW-ICU, a predictive analytics platform that is expanding ICU capacity as patient surge increases during COVID-19. This platform is also protecting and reducing the pressure on medical professionals. Among other functionalities, CLEW-ICU can identify respiratory deterioration in advance, which can change the clinical outcome in COVID-19 patients.

The above is a quick look at how global healthcare institutions are beginning to integrate AI tools into their medical delivery system to enhance patient care. This is the onset of what experts believe will become a standardized way to deliver healthcare services.

The opportunities for health tech leaders are endless. Learn from veteran digital health entrepreneurs like Peter Hames about how to bring an AI in healt htech product to market and into the hands of medical frontline workers in our MIT Leading Health Tech Innovation course.

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