AI - Alethea Medical - Diagnostic AI (Alberta)
Alethea’s AI tool was developed to help family physicians better diagnose and treat patient conditions. Medicine is complex and family physicians are asked to do more with less which often means referring patients to a specialist, which have 6-48 month waitlists.
The proprietary AI software makes otherwise complicated diagnosis simple by cutting out the need to see a specialist for a diagnosis. To date, Alethea has done over 4,000 consults and have over 60,000 labeled images.
A challenge they discovered is that AI is not enough, physicians still need more support in order to provide treatment after a diagnosis is made. To solve this, Alethea added eConsult to our platform so that family physicians can then collaborate with specialists.
Anonymized data that comes from the eConsults is then used to better build Ais. The end goal for the platform is to develop Ais that will give diagnosis and treatment advice.
eConsults have specialist advice down to 24 hours vs 6-48 months but AIs can provide that advice in 2 seconds and are more accurate than family physicians. Alethea’s AI tool has been implemented by 150 family physicians who have signed up to the platform.