Intermountain Healthcare, Zebra Medical collaborate to enhance patient care

16 March 2017 (Last Updated March 16th, 2017 18:30)

US-based healthcare provider Intermountain Healthcare has selected Israel-based imaging analytics firm Zebra Medical Vision to deploy enterprise imaging analytics for enhanced patient care.

Intermountain Healthcare, Zebra Medical collaborate to enhance patient care

US-based healthcare provider Intermountain Healthcare has selected Israel-based imaging analytics firm Zebra Medical Vision to deploy enterprise imaging analytics for enhanced patient care.

The firms plan to integrate machine learning into the medical imaging analysis for better clinical workflow.

Zebra Medical's analytics engine analyses the imaging data received, for any findings that indicate cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and bone health.

Intermountain will then utilise these findings to identify and optimise care for patients at risk.

Intermountain Imaging Services medical director Keith White said: “We believe imaging analytics will change how we practice radiology over the next decade.

"Our physicians will be more productive and be enabled to create clinically actionable discrete data through the use of automated assistants that will help them deal with ever increasing workloads, without compromising quality of care."

It is expected that as the analytics engine grows with new insights, it would deliver comprehensive reports that will allow accurate, cost effective patient treatment.

"Our physicians will be more productive and be enabled to create clinically actionable discrete data through the use of automated assistants that will help them deal with ever increasing workloads."

The engine can also help at-risk organisations in understanding the underlying risk profile of their patients, by scanning across both past and present imaging archives.

These population-level insights on long term, chronic diseases can be utilised for early detection and intervention that may lead to positive effects on the quality and cost of patient care.

Zebra Medical Vision uses machine and deep learning to provide next generation products and services to the healthcare industry.


Image: Intermountain Healthcare, Zebra Medical to merge machine learning with medical imaging. Photo: courtesy of Zebra-Med.