App is said to “think like a doctor”
June 9, 2021
VANCOUVER – Treatment.com International Inc. is a healthcare technology company that has developed an AI software software system that thinks like a doctor. Using the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning, paired with a global team of physicians, the company has created an engine that can assess symptoms and provide a probable diagnosis with the same reasoning approach as a trained doctor. It will be launching a mobile app, called Cara, this summer in Canada.
Treatment.com is founded by John Fraser (pictured), a computer scientist and entrepreneur with a background in healthcare technology, and Dr. Kevin Peterson, a physician and tenured professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Together, their combined expertise has brought the latest in modern technology to the Western medical field with the mission to make healthcare information more accessible and improve healthcare around the globe.
The Treatment AI engine will be leveraged to support consumer healthcare decisions and integrated into the medical industry to improve costs and efficiencies of care.
“In developing this technology, we knew we had to build it from the ground up, in the exact way that doctors are taught in medical school. We built out a team of leading doctors, and we tested our AI in a real medical setting in a busy medical clinic and with a leading medical school. The doctors vetted the results including the accuracy and efficiency of the patient on-boarding; our AI tool made their visits more effective and improved overall care,” says CEO, John Fraser.
“The ability to process thousands of data points and analyze a patient’s symptoms is a significant achievement for the medical community. This tool uses a patient’s unique medical profile to better understand the probability of a diagnosis and to suggest the best next steps. Our AI can act as a powerful tool for health care professionals and medical schools to test diagnoses and to provide the doctor with a detailed medical history that makes each visit more informed and accurate,” said chief medical officer Kevin Peterson.
Treatment.com assembled a team of 40 doctors to build a global library of medical knowledge specifically designed to train the AI. The AI was tested by a top 10 North American medical school, and it was so effective that the university is using it to test and train future doctors.
“I have been practicing and teaching medicine for over 35 years, and I am particularly excited by the ability of our AI to perform complex medical reasoning. The software can support and empower all of us in making better health decisions,” said Dr. Peterson.
“The applications of the technology are boundless. By understanding disease in the same way that a doctor was taught, the AI provides a medical perspective that can improve consumer health decisions or support doctors in their everyday clinical decisions. By improving everyone’s access to medical knowledge, we can promote prevention, provide earlier identification of medical problems, enhance access to medical care, and support treatments that can improve the lives of billions of people.”
The first product to use this ground-breaking resource will be Treatment.com’s Cara mobile application. Providing a symptom-based assessment for consumers, Cara is designed to assess the context of a medical problem, and to collect and track personalized information that can help a consumer make better health decisions. Cara is scheduled to be released summer 2021.