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Barts Health NHS Trust uses AI to find patients at-risk for diabetic foot disease

20-Aug-2021

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Barts Health NHS Trust has deployed AI technology from Clinithink which will help identify those with diabetic foot problems.

The technology was able to scan 14.2millions documents relating to 775, 217 patients.

Found 30% more patients with diabetes and 375% more patients with a diabetic foot condition.

Clinicians were able to intervene with earlier treatments and save feet and limbs from amputation.

“Using this advanced AI technology, we are very excited about the possibility of being able to predict which patients are most likely to experience the worst consequences of DFD,” - Sandip Sarkar, lead clinician for the project.

“It is very encouraging to see the saving in clinical time and effort that results from using our technology to do the heavy lifting that would otherwise have to be done manually, or not at all,” Chris Tackaberry, CEO and co-founder of the Clinithink.

Clinithink AI helped physicians in preventing serious complications among diabetes patients

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Barts Health NHS Trust

Largest NHS trust based in London, England

Chris Tackaberry

Co-founder and CEO of Clinithink

Clinithink

Cloud-based platform with innovative AI for healthcare

Sandip Sarkar

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust