This content was originally created by Shirley Tay.
With the help of clinicians and computer scientists, Singapore is seeking to integrate AI into healthcare. Using data from “Discovery AI”, a platform which collects and organizes massive amounts of patient data into anonymous data sets, the National University Health System of Singapore (NUHS) was able to create a machine to diagnose appendicitis with 90% accuracy and is currently collaborating with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing on several AI projects, including a model to predict the progression of kidney disease.
With the increase in the use tele-consults in the wake of the of Covid-19 pandemic, NUHS has piloted a chatbot to follow-up on patients after consultations. NUHS collaborated with the National University of Singapore and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizing a datathon providing data scientists and clinicians with a chance to interact and come up with new project ideas. NUHS is also currently developing “Endeavour AI” which is a “production layer” that will integrate all the AI tools of “Discovery AI” into the healthcare system.