- The app will be presented this week at the IX International Congress on Digital Health to be held between September 12 and 16, as part of the Summer Courses at the Miramar Palace.
A group of researchers from the Vicomtech research center in Gipuzkoa has developed, in collaboration with the Asuncion Klinika hospital in Tolosa, a tool that, through the use of artificial intelligence, is capable of predicting the future illnesses that a person will suffer depending on their current pathology. To do this, the database of electronic records of Asuncion Klinika between January 2000 and August 2021 has been used, which has allowed the researchers to access 526,597 diagnostic records coded with ICD9 and ICD10, covering a large part of the population of Tolosaldea. Specifically, the medical records of 71,846 patients have been used, completely anonymously.
Different studies have shown that the estimation of disease progression based on the patient’s current state is key to precision medicine. However, the number of tools for this analysis using artificial intelligence are limited or non-existent. DISTRA has developed a dynamic and interactive tool based on artificial intelligence to analyze the temporal patterns of disease progression.
The result of the project is an interactive and visual tool for clinicians to explore possible diseases that may derive from a disease and to mitigate possible complications or future diseases. Thus, in clinical practice, when a patient is diagnosed with a pathology, e.g. atrial fibrillation, the clinician can review what other diseases he or she may have and thus be able to establish the guidelines he or she considers appropriate.
The app will be presented this week at the IX International Congress on Digital Health to be held between September 12 and 16, as part of the Summer Courses at the Palacio Miramar.