Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital located in New York, is to use artificial intelligence software to assist in identifying urgent life-threatening conditions on patient CT scans.
The commercial solution from AI medical pioneer Aidoc automatically prioritises critical medical conditions, ensuring patients are diagnosed and treated faster. Montefiore Nyack is the first regional hospital in the New York metropolitan area to use Aidoc, joining over 160 medical centres worldwide.
Evan Kaminer, director of radiology and president of the medical staff at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, said: “Incorporating artificial intelligence into our workflow process enables our physicians to expedite care for our most critical patients. The integration of Aidoc was fast and seamless, and the results were witnessed almost immediately. In one month alone, Aidoc flagged 77 patients with acute intracranial haemorrhage.”
Aidoc has integrated Change Healthcare Workflow Intelligence radiology workflow manager, already in use by Montefiore Nyack. With this new integration, Aidoc has built a strong AI collaboration with Change Healthcare, providing radiologists with a unified AI-driven workflow.
Dr Mark Geller, president and CEO of Montefiore Nyack Hospital said: “We are happy to be able to partner with a technology leader such as Aidoc. We are thrilled to be able to include this revolutionary technology in the care of our community.”
Aidoc’s always-on solution has three FDA clearances for flagging intracranial hemorrhage, cervical spine fracture and pulmonary embolism – life-threatening conditions that need immediate treatment. Aidoc works alongside radiologists by prioritising these critical cases, moving them to the top of the worklist to be diagnosed immediately. In the most urgent cases, Aidoc can cut the time from scan to diagnosis to just a few minutes.
Elad Walach, Aidoc co-founder and CEO, said: “We’re delighted that Montefiore Nyack Hospital is leading the way in adopting AI as standard of care. Montefiore Nyack is a remarkable clinical partner, demonstrating tremendous leadership and innovation in the field by enhancing their workflow with AI. We’re proud to work with them on ensuring that the Rockland County community receives the highest quality of care.”