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Innovations based on artificial intelligence algorithms are playing an increasingly important role not only in industry, but also in Polish medical facilities, according to the just-published review "AI is not sci-fi." The publication's partners include global giants on the one hand, and promising and thriving Polish startups on the other.

For doctors and nurses, cutting-edge solutions are much more than additional work tools, and for patients, they are an opportunity to live longer and improve their health. It's no surprise, then, that development-oriented medical facilities are increasingly turning to innovations based on artificial intelligence to meet patients' health needs.

AI is the future of medicine

Examples of such implementations are presented in the review "AI is not sci-fi", which has just seen the light of day. Importantly, the publication provides not only information about specific solutions, but also about real benefits for patients, the medical facility, medical staff or, finally, for the entire healthcare system. It also provides guidance for future implementations.

"Artificial intelligence in health is not the realm of plans or dreams. It is a reality, and a huge opportunity to treat patients more effectively and make health care function more efficiently. systemu In practice, this means faster and more accurate diagnosis, implementation of the right treatment, as well as optimization of resources and costs - and it's not just a matter of a future," notes the initiator of the "AI is not sci-fi" review, leader of the AI in Health Coalition, Ligia Kornowska.

Innovations in practice

The "AI is not sci-fi" review featured a wide range of innovative solutions. Among them were the RSQ AI application with decision support systems for three types of medical imaging (X-ray, CT and MRI) and, an AI tool to support the diagnosis of kidney tumors.

Three solutions from Microsoft partners were also presented here. These include's offered software for manual scanning of laboratory slides, which provides the ability to create a high-quality digital image of a laboratory sample and analyze it with AI support as well. Another two solutions based on Microsoft technology are: iSIL-FFR, a state-of-the-art and non-invasive method for diagnosing coronary heart disease, developed and implemented by LifeFlow; and ApoQlar's proposed VSI HoloMedicine® platform, which transforms medical images and clinical workflows and medical education into an interactive 3D mixed reality environment based on HoloLens2 glasses.

That's not all, however. The "AI is not sci-fi" review also showcased two solutions from Abbott. The first is the FreeStyle Libre system for measuring glucose levels in intrapulmonary fluid using a sensor, as well as the cloud-based LibreView system, which provides the physician with analysis of the data collected by FreeStyle Libre. Abbott's second solution is Ultreon 1.0 software, which incorporates AI-designed algorithms to automatically detect calcified lesions within the coronary vasculature.

Three UK solutions were also presented as inspiration, including two operating in Poland: the next-generation Versius surgical robot from CMR Surgical, the Navio and Cori orthopedic robots from Smith&Nephew, and one solution used by the NHS - Atom5™ from Aparito (a hybrid and decentralized clinical research platform that collects multiple high-frequency data points from video, voice, wearables and ePRO, and then analyzes this data in collaboration with a dedicated team of researchers).

The need for modern solutions

The "AI is not sci-fi" review has the advantage of presenting data in a condensed and accessible form. The publication aims to spread knowledge about AI solutions already in use in Polish healthcare. It is also an incentive for more healthcare entities to implement the presented solutions.

"Innovation in health cannot be overstated. The partners we worked with on the "AI is not sci-fi" review are setting the needed direction for change. This trend cannot be ignored. On the contrary, good practices must be supported," summarizes Ligia Kornowska, leader of the AI in Health Coalition.

The review "AI is not sci-fi" was published under the brand of the expert team inHealth in cooperation with the Polish Hospital Federation and the AI in Health Coalition. The publication's partners are: Abbott, British Embassy, Aparito, ApoQlar, CMR Surgical, Cancer Center, LifeFlow, Microsoft,, RSQ Technologies, Smith & Nephew and Upmedic.

To be continued... during webinar

"AI is not sci-fi" is likely to become a regular publication. In the meantime, you will be able to learn more about Polish innovations in health and the review itself during a webinar that Microsoft and inHealth have scheduled for March 28 from 1 to 3 pm (register today:

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inHealth (wZdrowiu) - a team of experts headed by AI in Health Coalition leader Ligia Kornowska. Organizer of the conference "RODO & Cyber in Health" - the largest healthcare data protection event in Poland, bringing together the most prominent industry organizations, as well as representatives of the public side. Starting in 2021, inHealth also organizes the "AI in Health" conference - the first such large-scale event in Central and Eastern Europe dedicated to artificial intelligence and innovation in health. Last year's installment of the event brought together many prominent communities and institutions, including prominent panelists from the UK, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Polish Hospital Federation - a nationwide employers' organization that brings together hospitals regardless of their ownership structure, size, specialized profile or operating model. It directly unites more than 250 hospitals, and through agreements with local and sector hospital unions functions as an umbrella organization for a total of more than 550 hospitals. PFSz works for better financing of hospitals, increased importance of hospital management, safety of patients and hospital employees, as well as for quality, good management practices, education and good legislation. PFSz is the voice of Polish hospitals at national, European and global forums. For more information:

AI in Health Coalition - initiative, with the goal of realizing the full potential of artificial intelligence in health and supporting digital transformation. The Coalition's activities are comprehensive. They are carried out on the regulatory side (the creation of sectoral public policies), as well as on the technological side (the use and conduct of research and development of technologies that enable the application of AI in medical care). The Coalition includes dozens of leading national and global players involved in the development and implementation of AI algorithms.