Global Diagnostics proud finalist of AIMWA Innovation Award for AI Strategy

On 12 March 2020, Global Diagnostics (GDA) was a finalist for the annual AIMWA Pinnacle Innovation Excellence Award for the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) into its Radiology practices across Western Australia.

 

This award provides recognition for an organisation that has achieved outstanding results through key initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in innovation.

 

In 2019, GDA was the first diagnostic imaging company in Australia to incorporated key AI algorithms into their care management pathway. These AI applications expedite patient diagnosis and treatment for urgent medical conditions like brain haemorrhage, cervical spine fracture and pulmonary embolism.  The Aidoc "Always-on" AI solution analyses medical images and prioritises the patient list  to ensure that the most critical are diagnosed and treated first.

 

As well as onsite hospital radiology services, GDA also provides tele-radiology services to remote and rural parts of Western Australia. Using AI to flag critical findings for these patients helps expediate their care when time is critical, or when they need to be transferred to larger facilities in the metropolitan area for urgent treatment.

 

Dr Nazar Bokani, Clinical Director at Global Diagnostics states “It is a great honour to be recognised as a finalist in innovation excellence by AIMWA, the introduction of artificial intelligence into our Radiology workflows have significantly impacted the outcomes of patients across Western Australia. The application provides additional peace of mind for radiologists, patients and referring doctors, that urgent life-threatening conditions are found and treated faster. Congratulations to WA Country Health Services on winning the award for this year with their Telehealth initiative.”

 

Global Diagnostics is a leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging services in Western Australia. GDA strives to be at the forefront of technological advancement embracing world class technologies to provide the highest quality radiology reporting and consultancy services to patients, referrers and our healthcare partners.

 

 Pictured: Dr Nazar Bokani, Clinical Director annd Paul McCrow, General Manager.

 

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