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AkioSoft uses AI to improve patient access

Steve Rogerson
November 7, 2017

At last month’s Annual Congress of Family Medicine in Montreal, Canadian company AkioSoft launched a virtual health care clinic that uses artificial intelligence as an additional tool for physicians to improve patients' access to health care.
Called AkioClinik, the software interacts with the patient through an intelligent questionnaire, which generates questions based on previous answers. After receiving the questionnaire, the physician will make a diagnosis based on the results identified by the software. These results are generated by complex matrices and continuous deep learning. Only the certified physician makes the final diagnosis, the software being intended to be a complementary work tool.
"AkioClinik is the result of several years of research on artificial intelligence and how it can help general practitioners make faster and more accurate diagnoses while increasing patient access to health care," said Francis Nicloux, president and founder of AkioSoft. "The desired outcome for a teleconsultation is to lead as quickly as possible to professional advice, a prescription or referral for the patient."
The artificial intelligence implemented through this platform could enhance the health care services currently offered in Quebec.
"AkioClinik's approach to telemedicine means that the patient and physician no longer need to coordinate their respective schedules for each visit," said Kahina Bensaadi, who has been a general practitioner at AkioSoft since 2015 and graduated from the Alger's Faculty of Medicine in 2008. “It saves time and increases efficiency. In addition, the electronic clinical note allows access to real-time help levers during a consultation. Therefore, a diagnosis can be more accurate and quicker, and it becomes possible to reduce over diagnosis."