Wrocław start-up partners with Microsoft to digitize early diagnostics
A Wrocław-based start-up performing online medical diagnoses and triage has teamed up with US tech giant Microsoft.
The partnership will see Infermedica, which uses sophisticated AI algorithms and machine learning to give a 93 percent accurate patient diagnosis, start providing its technology to Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot.
Infermedica’s AI-based virtual healthcare assistant is trained to detect life-threatening health emergencies and consults physicians for advice on treatment and recommendations for further actions.
Infermedica’s chatbot has so far been used to perform over 5 million health check-ups.
Powered by Infermedica’s software, Microsoft’s enhanced Healthcare Bot has joined the fight against the deadly coronavirus and helps reduce stresses on healthcare institutions worldwide.
Infermedica CEO Piotr Orzechowski said: “Sharing a common objective, that is utilising innovative technology to the health care’s advantage around the globe, together we can improve the healthcare systems worldwide."
The recent deal is a major leap forward for the Polish start-up and is likely to pave the way for future development as the Microsoft Healthcare Bot is implemented into dozens of systems globally, including Aurora Health Care, Premera Blue Cross and Quest Diagnostics.
Despite being founded only in 2012, the company has already developed a fully autonomous system capable of verifying the end user’s symptoms and providing informative recommendations for treatment and further action, should the patient require it.
Apart from Microsoft, Infermedica works directly with more than 50 other insurance companies, healthcare providers and other medical organisations. Amongst their biggest partners are Allianz Partners, Canadian Global Excel, Polish PZU Zdrowie and Everyday Health.