X-ray app to be used for testing and training
- 10 Feb
Medical consultants in Belfast and IT specialists have teamed up to develop a mobile app which is able to identify where a doctor is going wrong when interpreting X-rays.
The app will helps to develop medic's skills whilst identifying the areas of weakness which can be worked on in training and potentially save lives, reports the BBC.
Dr Tom Lynch, one of the founders, said, "This is the medical and IT worlds coming together in Northern Ireland and producing something which is really unique."
The app gives immediate feedback and the more the doctor uses it, the more targeted and personalised the feedback becomes.
The device, called Experior, will primarily be used in accident and emergency and cancer departments; however it could eventually be rolled out across all health specialities and even into education, industry and financial services.
The app will be used to improve decisions made by junior doctors and let them know where they have gone wrong, immediately and over the longer term. As it is a mobile application, remotely monitored, medics all over the world can use it.
Dr Lynch added: "We already have doctors as far away as Australia and New Zealand using our app. Wherever a doctor is in the world, X-rays are the same. So doctors can be learning wherever they're based and can study at home or at the hospital. Nearly 10,000 doctors are already using the NI developed app."
Kevin Donaghy, who provides the IT expertise, said: "When Tom first approached me with the idea of improving the skills of doctors with X-rays, I thought 'how do we build a solution that can be utilised by doctors and training organisations around the globe? How can we harness the best medical brains in the world to the benefit of all doctors and ultimately, all of their patients? That's the bottom line - we wanted to develop a device that improves diagnosis and health care for everyone. With that in mind we used the 'lean start-up model' to prove that we can do this, and lead the way with the best medical and IT expertise in Northern Ireland to deliver a world-class solution. We really believe that Northern Ireland can lead the way in the development of innovative health solutions."
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