Artificial intelligence knows what’s coming

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Finland has a long tradition of systematically collecting patient data. Data enables improved care with lower costs, but when it comes to utilizing the data, the amount of it poses a challenge. For example, a single intensive care patient generates more than one and a half gigabytes of data every day. It is impossible to make use of this amount of data without automated analytics. 

Improving care with data requires collaboration between clinical and technical experts. GE Healthcare and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have been cooperating for decades, and with the CleverHealth Network ecosystem, cooperation in the development of Finnish health care is further intensified. GE Healthcare brings artificial intelligence expertise to the ecosystem’s projects.

Analytics helps professionals

Helsinki is one of GE Healthcare’s centers of excellence for health care analytics. Analytics experts develop algorithms designed to predict patient deterioration.

“Through analytics applications, the data generated by hospital equipment is harnessed to support the decision-making process of health care professionals,” says Hanna Viertiö-Oja, Chief Scientist, Head of Analytics Competence Center at GE Healthcare Finland.

However, no one can solve health care challenges alone, and that is why collaboration such as the CleverHealth Network is necessary. 

“In addition to analytical competence, Helsinki is one of our main centers of excellence for patient monitoring. We have a long history in Finland: we have developed patient monitors for over 45 years. Collaboration with hospitals, universities and other companies is vital to us when we develop new technologies for the use of health care professionals. The CleverHealth Network projects are also designed to develop new products that enhance care and patients’ lives,” says Erno Muuranto, Managing Director of GE Healthcare Finland.

Data accumulates continuously

“The data lake of HUS Helsinki University Hospital is at the center of everything. It continuously collects data that is generated, for example, by our patient monitors.  The data lake  and the clinical know-how of HUS Helsinki University Hospital together constitute a tremendous potential that is of great value to health companies in Finland,” Hanna Viertiö-Oja says.