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Posted on October 31, 2023 | By Ashley Fitzpatrick | 0 Comments
Atlantic medtech companies insist they want to help health professionals, not replace them
A wave of CEOs and scientists offering new AI-based products for healthcare say they’re motivated by the improvements they’re seeing for systems, workers and ultimately for people. But as the prospect of even more positive results drives their expanding enthusiasm for new product development, many Canadians are just beginning to understand what’s possible and in some cases push back against AI in healthcare.
Based in Halifax, Densitas Inc. is focused on mammography, with an AI-backed platform that can rapidly review breast X-rays and provide information for radiologists. “It’s like having an extra pair of eyes that have been trained on a vast number of mammograms and can quickly flag mammograms that may require deeper evaluation. We’re not aiming to replace the invaluable expertise of radiologists but to offer them a tool that can make their assessments even more accurate and efficient,” founder and CEO Mo Abdolell told Atlantic Business Magazine.
While healthcare is active in the digital adoption space, there are unique challenges specific to the sector and effecting change can be a slow slog. And yet, according to Abdolell, the potential benefits for more efficient processes and improved patient outcomes are “significant.” In the case of Densitas, he suggested immediate response to the company’s platform has been reassuring.
“The journey has been demanding, but the feedback and the impact our solution is making are truly rewarding,” he said.
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