A polish startup that developed a cloud AI tool for ECG analysis has announced “Cardiomatics for Education”. Through a new education platform, medical students and doctors will gain free access to expert knowledge on digital health-related topics. The learning toolbox is now available to all medical universities.
A survey carried out among 2100 members of the European Society of Cardiology shows that 8 out of 10 healthcare professionals believe digital health will radically impact clinical practice. Artificial Intelligence is radically transforming medicine, but there is still a very low digital literacy rate among medical professionals. When students enter the rapidly changing healthcare market, they often lack credible information on topics like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and digitalisation in general. The new generation of doctors is willing to use new digital health tools. That’s why an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of AI in clinical practice is key to its successful use, especially in the areas that will experience the most significant impact from AI solutions, among which is cardiology.
To address this issue, “Cardiomatics for Education” was announced during the European Society of Cardiology’s conference on digital health (ESC Digital Summit 2019, 6th October 2019). The main objective of the program is to disseminate knowledge on digital health and AI-related issues.
“During our meetings with students and doctors we realised that, although many professionals declare that they want to use digital tools, the matching skills are missing”, says Rafał Samborski, CEO of Cardiomatics. “AI offers a vast range of solutions supporting clinicians’ practice. But the digital transformation is not only about tools – first of all, it is about preparing the future workforce”, he adds. A new e-learning platform will help several hundred students to understand the possibilities and challenges of using AI in medicine.
Already, two leading polish medical universities have joined the program – the Jagiellonian University Medical College and the Medical University of Warsaw. Students at these universities will be able to access Cardiomatics educational resources developed by AI and digital health experts.
“Education on how to use Artificial Intelligence is one of the key elements driving the digital revolution in medicine. It accelerates the adoption of AI-related tools in clinical practice”, argues Klaudia Proniewska, Assistant professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Telemedicine at the Jagiellonian University Medical College.
Cardiomatics is an AI tool for ECG analysis. Fully automatic ECG interpretation has been achieved thanks to the deep neural networks and hundreds of millions of heartbeats collected in a proprietary database. Cardiomatics is a class IIa medical device, which means that it meets all the regulatory requirements and can be used in the most demanding clinical settings. The software is compatible with many devices from major manufacturers and can be used on any platform.
Cardiomatics supports physicians who conduct many Holter examinations in their daily practice and struggle with time-consuming analysis. Users can upload signals from their ECG devices and get legible reports that can be downloaded or viewed in their web browser in an easy and intuitive way. Patient reports are accessible from any device and do not require dedicated software.