Healthcare Report with Media7 | September 30th, 2021
Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen was recently interviewed for a C-Suite on Deck interview with Healthcare Report by Media7. Click here to read the full interview.
M7: What are your thoughts on the penetration of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in the healthcare domain and what changes do you see happening in the near future?
MS: AI is still a nascent idea in healthcare, limited by quality data and by clinical acceptance. This will change over time. The sheer number of patients vs healthcare workers present challenges of scale and resultingly open the door to automation of all types. In my experience, I have come to believe that machine learning technologies can and should play a critical part in augmenting, not replacing, current clinical care. These tools can reduce the amount of subjectivity and variability in the assessment and delivery of care and reduce clinical bias and normalization of deviance which have a negative impact on the quality of care.
Machine learning technologies can and should play a critical part in augmenting, not replacing, current clinical care.
M7: PeriGen’s mission is ‘Protect Moms and Babies.’ To what extent has PeriGen’s AI patient safety platform improved the ‘Labor and Delivery’ healthcare?
MS: PeriGen solutions use AI tools to augment subjective assessments with objective, data-driven assessments. More than half the adverse events in term births are preventable and studies show a prevalence of delayed recognition and response to clinical warning signs. In L&D, a single nurse is typically the arbiter of how a mother or fetus is tolerating labor and that can be dangerous. Variation in experience, training, clinical bias, and normalization of deviance all challenge that nurse as she strives to make the right call, and to effectively communicate her clinical assessments to the rest of the care team.