Ariella Shoham

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB) selects Aidoc as AI Partner to build future generation of radiologists in Europe

Barcelona’s largest academic hospital chooses Aidoc’s AI to improve clinical outcomes and utilize the technology to train residents and empower them with AI expertise

June 7, 2022—Aidoc, the leading provider of healthcare AI solutions, today announced an agreement with Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB), one of Spain’s largest academic medical centers, committed to quality patient care and research on the most advanced technologies in healthcare. In addition to deploying three AI modules for triage and notification of brain and lung disease states, HCB will be using AI to train the next generation of radiologists learning at HCB, building the future of the discipline in Europe.

HCB is a national and continental leader in research and innovation, while performing 52,000 scans per year. AI will play a critical role in aiding residents with reading performance and enhancing their diagnostic capabilities. HCB joins 12 other academic medical facilities across numerous EU states that have selected Aidoc as an AI partner for both maintaining quality assurance and educating young, learning radiologists, who will be empowered to be disciplinary leaders with AI expertise.

“Over the years, HCB has championed numerous research projects with a number of technology vendors as part of our vision to find innovative solutions to support physicians and ensure care is always of the highest standard,” says Dr. Salva Pedraza, Director of Imaging at HCB. “With this agreement, we will have a functional set of AI solutions that can also help us monitor for quality assurance.”

“AI has enormous potential in radiology workflows in Europe, and has demonstrated real value in improving radiologic practices that can greatly impact patient care across a hospital,” says Dr. Laura Oleaga, former chair of Radiology at HCB and scientific director of EDIR. “We believe this AI solution will help us not only improve patient care at HCB, but also help us train residents of the future, who’ve already found this to be a highly useful tool for learning and identifying disease states.”

HCB has implemented Aidoc’s intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), pulmonary embolism (PE) and incidental pulmonary embolism (iPE) solutions. These AI modules will support diagnostic capabilities of physicians at HCB and improve both radiology workflows and patient outcomes by prioritizing positive cases and reducing turnaround time.

“We’re very proud of the opportunity to partner with a visionary institution like HCB, which has a long history of leading important research projects with ground-breaking technologies in medicine,” says Alexander Boehmcker, VP Europe at Aidoc. “AI is a powerful tool for quality assurance, prioritizing urgent patient cases and increasing efficiency. Aidoc is proud to support HCB’s vision of bringing highly functional AI to radiology, setting an example for other European medical facilities of all kinds.”

About Aidoc

Aidoc (aidoc.com) is the leading provider of artificial intelligence healthcare solutions that
empower physicians to expedite patient treatment and enhance efficiencies. Aidoc’s AI-driven
solutions analyze medical images directly after the patient is scanned, suggesting prioritization
of time-sensitive pathologies, as well as notifying and activating multidisciplinary teams to
reduce turnaround time, shorten length of stay, and improve overall patient outcomes.

About HCB

With over 100 years of history, the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is a leading public healthcare
provider in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia and the world, clearly committed to excellence in its
three main areas of action: healthcare, research and teaching. The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
is a public consortium made up of the Government of Catalonia (CatSalut) and the University of
Barcelona. The Clínic is a community hospital for its area of influence, Barcelona Esquerra, with
a population of 540,000 inhabitants and, at the same time, operates as a care facility for highly
complex cases. The latter function involves treating patients in Catalonia, mainly in the areas of
the Vallès Oriental and Osona and, for certain specific procedures, patients in other
autonomous communities across Spain.

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