How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare with Datarwe
Steve Woodyatt, CEO Datarwe, and Dr Kelvin Ross, CTO Datarwe, May 2020
The MTPConnect podcast team chat to Queensland start-up DataRWE’s Chief Technology Officer Dr Kelvin Ross and Chief Executive Officer Steve Woodyatt about developing a new Precision Medicine Data Platform that gathers patient data from multiple sources in Intensive Care Units to supports medical teams to make informed care decisions at speed for critically ill patients. The platform is being developed at the Gold Coast University Hospital with plans to expand to hospitals across Asia-Pacific.
You can listen to the podcast on the right or, if you’re more of a reader, we’ve pulled together a handy summary for you down below.
What is DataRWE?
Steve: “DataRWE’s mission is to partner with health services across Australia and ultimately the Asia-pacific region to develop a comprehensive platform containing de-identified data on millions of intensive care episodes. This data resource will fuel AI and machine learning techniques in the rapid development of Med-Tech innovations.”
Kelvin: “We’re trying to create real world evidence for researchers and next generation developers of medical diagnostics and products.”
Kelvin: “The investment from the QLD Government has allowed DataRWE to bring forward our recruitment of key staff and further accelerate the development of our data-sharing platform. This is a critical step in turning our Medical AI hub research into a global hub.”
Steve: “Global collaboration has been valuable to us in two ways: we can share our data securely with researchers, and … calibrate [global models] against our own data… We wouldn’t have been able to build models with Australia’s limited data, but this allows us to fine-tune existing models to suit our situation.”
Kelvin: “We initially focused the on impact on our health system, particularly when around the world we were seeing there were not enough intensive care units available. … We’ve built a clinical dashboard for each bed in each unit, which effectively shows the trajectory of the disease for the patient.”
Steve: “Healthcare is a highly-regulated industry so being ready to share data, especially during a pandemic, is very important. Having a dashboard that supports diagnosis that clinicians have made and shows trajectories is absolutely critical in fast tracking management of pandemics.”