Collaborative Community of Developers, Publishers, Data Scientists, and Radiologists Can Seamlessly Create, Distribute, and Utilize Continuously Learning Algorithms for 25,000 Radiologists Across 5,500 Connected Healthcare Facilities
At the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that, in less than one year since its introduction, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging (“AI Marketplace”), the first workflow-integrated marketplace, has mobilized a collaborative community of developers, researchers and technology leaders to build, test, validate and share algorithms for radiology. The AI Marketplace now has more than 40 developers such as NVIDIA, Aidoc, Zebra Med, Aidence, Densitas, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and their Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS). Nuance also is working with standards bodies, such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), to establish and apply application program interface (API) connectivity standards for the consumption of AI within radiology workflow, as well as electronic health records (EHRs), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and registries.
The AI Marketplace functions as a diagnostic imaging app store, giving developers immediate access to 70 percent of all radiologists across 5,500 healthcare facilities via the existing connected Nuance network. Unlike other imaging AI platforms, marketplaces, and exchanges, Nuance’s comprehensive AI Marketplace offers unmatched speed to market, unparalleled access to users at scale, continuous algorithm training for developers across the broadest set of distributed data sources, and automated access to required registries. For subscribers, the AI Marketplace offers one-stop-shopping in the largest storefront of AI imaging algorithms integrated directly into the radiology reporting workflow, with a collaborative feedback channel to ensure superior results based on a wide array of real-world use.
“Augmenting radiologists’ expertise with AI is not futuristic, foreboding, or frightening. It’s happening now and offers immediate and ongoing benefits. Just as the Apple iOS App Store changed how we used and viewed smartphones, the AI Marketplace can deliver a similar transformation to the quality of care,” said Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Diagnostics, Nuance. “With our deep understanding of radiologists’ needs and workflows and the scale of our existing solutions, we are uniquely positioned to help them lead the transformation of healthcare by leveraging the capabilities of AI. Now, with the ability to easily purchase and utilize AI algorithms directly within the solutions they use every day, radiologists can work smarter and more efficiently, focusing their time and expertise on more sophisticated activities and urgent cases, ultimately improving patient care, and saving more lives.”