- Brainomix is the world’s first to win a nationwide tender for its e-Stroke platform, which will be deployed in all stroke centers in Hungary as part of the National Institute for Health Development initiative to improve stroke care
- It is funded under the EU4Health program and is the first national tender of its kind to deploy a one-stroke AI imaging platform across an entire national healthcare system
OXFORD, England, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Brainomix, the AI-powered medtech solutions company, today announces that it has launched a national tender Hungary to deploy its stroke imaging AI software in all stroke centers Hungary as part of the National Institute for Health Development initiative to improve stroke care.
Awarded following a competitive process, the 5-year program is funded under the EU4Health program and marks the first time a single-stroke AI imaging platform will be deployed across a country.
This latest tender builds on a previous EU grant that had funded the installation of Brainomix’s flagship e-Stroke platform in 10 hospitals in and around the Hungarian city of Pécs. This allows e-Stroke to be deployed in the remaining 28 strike centers in Hungary’s national healthcare, with the support of eRAD, which will serve as a technology partner.
e-Stroke is a collection of tools that use advanced AI algorithms to support physicians by providing real-time interpretation of brain scans to guide treatment and transfer decisions for stroke patients, enabling more patients to be treated in the right place, at the right time.
The initiative to use AI to improve stroke care and patient outcomes, benefiting all stroke patients in Hungary was driven by the leading neuroscientist, Prof. dr. István Szikora of the National Institute of Mental Health, Neurology and Neurosurgery, (OMIII) in Budapestthat will serve as the national center for strokes with full program oversight.
The Hungarian e-Stroke program was unveiled at the launch of the Hungarian Stroke Society xvi. Congress and XIII Conference of the Hungarian Society of Neurosonology, held in Siófok, September 1-3, 2022(1).
The launch of the program, said Prof. dr. szikora:“Every year, more than 20,000 stroke patients are admitted to hospitals across Europe.” Hungary. e-Stroke has been shown to enable faster treatment times and better patient outcomes as experienced at individual sites here in Hungary and reported in other countries, including the UK and Poland.
In our previous experience with e-Stroke, we were particularly impressed with the comprehensive range of imaging solutions, which can be used in both small general hospitals and large stroke centers. We are pleased that, with the support of an EU grant (EFOP 5.2.6-20), this option will now be available in multiple stroke centers across the country.”
The e-Stroke platform supports both specialist and non-specialist clinicians to interpret stroke brain scans in real time and identify patients who need urgent treatment or who need to be transferred to a specialized hospital. Using the e-Stroke mobile app, doctors can securely share brain scans with specialists in other hospitals, bringing expert decision-making to all hospital emergency departments 24/7.
The e-Stroke platform has been in use at Semmelweis University Hospital, Budapest, over the past four years, where the primary stroke center treats more than 700 stroke patients annually. dr Bence Gundaa neurologist and associate professor in the Semmelweis Department of Neurology, has previously shown that treatment rates for stroke patients improved and treatment times were reduced after the installation of Brainomix’s e-Stroke.
dr. gunda said: “Our results are indicative of the impact Brainomix’s technology can have on a stroke network, enabling physicians to make faster decisions so that more patients can receive the optimal treatment. e-Stroke facilitates the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke through the extent of ischemic damage “, to indicate where there are occluded blood vessels, and to assess the status of the collateral circulation. The CT perfusion module is very useful in assessing the suitability of patients with a late window for thrombectomy.”
In addition to the full national tender for Hungarye-Stroke has been introduced by other countries Europealso throughout Andalusia in Spain and in 2021 Brainomix was awarded the national tender for 17 of Poland’s largest comprehensive stroke centers. In the UK, Brainomix won an NHS Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to deploy e-Stroke in a number of UK stroke networks and evaluate its impact on stroke care in NHS regions.
Since its launch in 2015, e-Stroke is now used in more than 330 hospitals in 30 countries, and it is estimated that every 4 seconds a stroke patient benefits from the insights provided by its AI-powered software.
dr Michalis PapadakisBrainomix’s Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, commented: “We are absolutely delighted that e-Stroke has been chosen to help improve stroke care in Hungary. It further demonstrates the superiority of our e-Stroke platform and solidifies our position as the market leader in Europe. Roll out over Hungary has already begun, with plans for installation and training in all 38 hospitals in the coming months, underscoring the speed and ease of installation and our ability to deploy e-Stroke at scale.”
“AI is transforming healthcare in many ways, and we are proud to pioneer AI-based imaging solutions in precision medicine for better treatment decisions, not only in stroke, but also in other indications, including pulmonary fibrosis and cancer” added dr. papadakis
(1). Brainomix symposium, September 1, 2022, 10.15-11.15, the Hungarian Stroke Society xvi. Congress and XIII Conference of the Hungarian Society of Neurosonology, Siófok (Hungary).
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