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by Westchester County Business Journal
by WCBJ

Montefiore Nyack Hospital using AI software to spot life-threatening conditions

Image courtesy Aidoc

Montefiore Nyack Hospital has announced that it has become the first hospital in the New York metro area to use Aidoc’s artificial intelligence (AI) software in identifying urgent life-threatening conditions on patient CT scans.

According to the hospital, Aidoc’s software has three clearances from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for flagging an intracranial hemorrhage, cervical spine fracture and pulmonary embolism. The software, which is used in 160 medical centers worldwide, is designed to automatically prioritize critical medical conditions, with the goal of diagnosing and treating patients with greater speed and efficiency.

“Incorporating artificial intelligence into our workflow process enables our physicians to expedite care for our most critical patients,” said Evan Kaminer, director of radiology and president of the medical staff at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. “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 hemorrhage.”

“We’re delighted that Montefiore Nyack Hospital is leading the way in adopting AI as standard of care,” said Elad Walach, Aidoc co-founder and CEO. “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.”