TEST. NETWORK. GROW.
Enabling European AI startups and innovators to TEST their product, LEARN new skills, NETWORK with the ecosystem and FUND their ideas. All in the same place.
WHO WE ARE?
We are a not-for-profit public-private consortium driven by a desire to facilitate the advancement of healthcare in Croatia and the broader EU. We see Artificial Intelligence as a catalyst for taking Europe into a healthy future. To do this we need a strong ecosystem of startups and tech innovators to fuel the digital transformation of healthcare systems and medicine of tomorrow.
We have been shortlisted as a national candidate for the European Commission’s European digital innovation hub (EDIH) initiative.
We want to enable European AI startups and innovators to TEST their products, LEARN new skills, NETWORK with the ecosystem and FUND their ideas. All seamlessly and in the same place, at the same time raising the digital maturity of Croatian healthcare system.
Our vision is of a European Union that, in 20 years time, will look back and be proud of the decision it made to develop and apply AI solutions to transform how healthcare works – for patients, for doctors and for innovators.
European healthcare at a crossroads
European health systems are increasingly burdened with a shortage in medical professional staff, long waiting times and a rising demand for services driven by an ageing population. This leads to substantial financial constraints.
Digital healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the global healthcare market, with AI as a key tool in the development of smart health. AI can be deployed in just about any facet or activity of the health industry, from clinical decision-making and public health, to biomedical research and drug development, to health system administration and service redesign.
The integration of AI technologies is recognized within the EU as crucial in controlling and reducing the costs of health services and the long-term sustainability of health systems.
* Reference: The socio-economic impact of AI in healthcare, October 2020, Deloitte
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Ongoing projects and case studies
Wearable ECG devices and AI solution for improved for diagnosis and therapy of atrial fibrillation.
Combined innovative solutions are tested by Bayer, RBI, Magdalena Clinic, Savvy, Cardiomatics
Digital health assistant communication and continuous monitoring of chronic patients for improved diagnostic and therapy of hypertension.
Technology has been developed and tested with over the period of 12 months – Mindsmiths, Magdalena Clinic
A case study of efficient electronic health record creation from dictated speech by clinician.
A text-to-speech solution has been developed specifically for Croatian language and trained on medical records – Newton technologies Adria
Our ecosystem has gathered a wide network of industrial, academic and public sector partners with interest in AI solutions and the health care sector. We are a national ecosystem spanning across the country (Split, Rijeka, Zagreb, Krapinske Toplice). Ruđer Bošković Institute is the leading coordinator of this consortium.