Baystate Health Launches Partnership with Life Image to Develop AI to support Clinical Trials

Baystate Health Launches Partnership with Life Image to Develop AI to support Clinical Trials

Baystate Health launched a program to develop artificial intelligence tools to help physicians identify potential patient matches to oncology clinical trials via the health system’s innovation arm called TechSpring. Additionally, they will seek to employ AI to improve speed and accuracy in diagnosing blood clots in stroke patients as well as improve clinical pathways for physicians treating and diagnosing patients.

BayHealth & Life Image

A premier integrated health system, Baystate Health services more than 800,000 patients in western New England and recently inked a strategic partnership with Life Image, the largest medical evidence network providing access to points of care and curated clinical and imaging data, to develop novel artificial intelligence tools that would help advance technical innovations in radiology, neurology and oncology.

More specifically, TechSpring, the innovation arm for Baystate, will collaborate with Life Image to evaluate a number of AI solutions including those that promise to improve speed and accuracy in diagnosing blood clots in stroke patients; improve clinical pathways for physicians treating or diagnosing a patient by finding and comparing clinical criteria against a group of de-identified patients with similar characteristics; and identify potential patient matches to oncology clinical trials in order to advance cancer research as well as offer western New England residents better access to potentially life-saving treatments.

About Baystate

A healthcare innovator since 1873, Baystate first established the modern American hospital in Springfield, which was one of only 178 acute care hospitals in the country. Baystate has played an important role in the evolution of the healthcare industry by advancing leading-edge methods such as fast-track cardiac, chronic care, homeopathic medicine and education innovation for physicians and nurses.

Clinical Trials at Baystate Health Clinical Research

Baystate Health Clinical trials are available through their affiliation with Penn Cancer Network

About Baystate Health
Baystate Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. Services include an academic medical center, community hospitals, medical practices, homecare and hospice, regional reference lab, and the insurer Health New England. As part of a state-wide $1 billion healthcare innovation initiative in Massachusetts, Baystate Health launched an innovation and adoption accelerator, TechSpring, to match private enterprise with partners to take on some of healthcare’s most difficult challenges. Visit here.

About TechSpring, the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center
TechSpring is a technology innovation organization that, with direct connection to Baystate Health, a large integrated health system, provides leading technology companies with access to real healthcare resources and a representative community to test, prove, and accelerate their innovative solutions. The TechSpring Insights program connects innovators directly to users and other sources critical to drive and validate product development and adoption and to go to market with a competitive advantage. Visit their website for more information.

About Life Image
Life Image is the largest global evidence network specializing in ‘living’ data sets of novel imaging that’s linkable to a variety of clinical information, which provides insights and answers for physicians, patients, researchers, and healthcare innovators. Founded in 2008, the company supports clinical workflows for a large majority of academic medical centers, connecting 10,000 facilities with more than 150,000 U.S. providers and 58,000 global clinics. Life Image provides medical data and network access for an interoperable ecosystem of hospitals, physicians, patients, pharmaceuticals, medical device, and telehealth organizations in a technical ecosystem of interconnected EHRs, PACS, AI solutions, cloud environments, and visualization analytics platforms. Visit their website here.