Researchers at Aalto University project Building evidence of the value of digital healthcare solutions (DiRVa), studied whether using an AI-based patient flow management system to directing the patients to the correct point of care altered the treatment costs of patients. The study examined the Klinik Pro solution, developed by Finnish company, Klinik Healthcare Solutions, during its first five months of implementation at the Myyrmäki health centre in the city of Vantaa, Finland.
The results indicate that, during the first months of its use, the digital solution reduced the average service cost per patient by 14%. This is a significant result as there are few studies on the economic impact of using AI in regional healthcare coordination processes.
“The goal of the DiRVa project is to help companies in building scientific evidence on the value of their digital healthcare solutions. Lack of or weak evidence is one of the major barriers for health companies in their scaling-up and internationalization processes. The results from the research project have helped Klinik in expanding their business”, states Henni Tenhunen, DiRVa research project manager from Aalto University.
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AALTO University is a multidisciplinary university in the fields of Science and Technology, Economics, Architecture, and Art and Design. It has 409 faculty members and a student body of 20,000, 70% of which are students in Science and Technology. AALTO University was founded in 2010 by merging three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, The University of Art and Design Helsinki, and Helsinki University of Technology. The three schools are all leading institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where Science and Art meet Technology and Business. The university is committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.