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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Enlitic - Transforming Healthcare

Healthcare organizations worldwide are relying on technology to solve problems with increasing workloads, decreasing capacity, and dwindling resources. The transformation from analog to electronic medical records was meant to reduce the time required to treat patients and improve patient care. What electronic health records have done, however, is generate a tremendous amount of data, most of which is in disarray and lying untapped. The disparate, non-uniform nature of healthcare data causes issues with clinical and operational workflows, making it challenging to conduct population health research, and is failing to provide pharmaceutical companies with the real-world evidence needed to produce and approve much needed drugs and treatments. Addressing the issues with healthcare data is the key to solving high-value challenges that affect capacity, resources, efficiency, and the generation of real-world data. This is where Enlitic, a healthcare information technology company that creates solutions using AI tools that positively impact patient care, is creating a difference.

Over the past several years, Enlitic has been focused on the development of highly intelligent AI models that are designed to create value across multiple systems and introduce clinical and operational standardization and efficiencies. According to the company, upstream standardization of data eliminates many of the downstream challenges that occur at the point of care, the most important part of a patient’s healthcare journey. That is why Enlitic has developed the industry’s first intelligent enterprise healthcare AI platform. “Enlitic’s technology first and foremost, is specifically designed to address inefficiencies and capacity issues throughout the clinical workflow. Enlitic also builds solutions that include more advanced detection and triage algorithms focused on full-body X-ray,” explains Jim Conyers, CEO, Enlitic.

The Intelligent Healthcare Platform

The company’s Curie Platform is an intelligent framework that improves the operationalization of AI within the clinical environment. Curie’s delivery and management framework is powered by advanced expandable AI technology. It is an advanced management, delivery, analytic, intelligent, interoperability framework that promotes the adoption and automatic provisioning of AI models throughout any clinical specialty within a healthcare environment. The Curie Platform builds on data standardization by applying smart AI models, as well as retrospective analysis, on archived data, to provide real-time insights and clinical recommendations that supporting research, billing analysis, and generation of real-world historical case evidence. The addition of Curie’s database and de-identification tools make healthcare real-world evidence more accessible than ever before with population health research and drug and device discovery benefitting enormously. “With our expandable AI technology inside the Curie platform, I believe we maintain a very good distance ahead of the competition and, the value proposition of our solution has a real return on investment,” adds Conyers.

Curie allows for true enterprise AI to be applied throughout the healthcare organization. Standardize is the core model in Curie’s advanced AI framework. This model “standardizes” medical image data at the time of acquisition, creating a normalized organizational ontology standard that is consistent from the time of acquisition, through the entire continuum of care workflow. This technology opens the doors to downstream effectiveness early in the clinical workflow. It allows for improved capacity and efficiency through the reduction of mundane, repetitive clinical tasks that erode away the time front-line workers must focus on the patient and patient outcomes. This core Curie technology expands its benefit to downstream critical care systems and healthcare organizations’ ability to operationalize AI and earn a return on investment.

Curie’s framework allows for any AI application to be uploaded to the Curie platform where it can be utilized for real-time detection and triage or retrospectively. Moreover, the company’s innovative technology allows Curie to increase the value of third-party AI solutions, with the utilization of Curie’s Enform solution. This AI-centric solution allows third-party AI models to easily process decades of archived clinical images through our expandable AI Technology and store that relevant real-world evidence in our Curie database. Enform generates a historical accounting of previous outcomes gathered from previous studies and reports to provide clinicians with insights through real-time clinical recommendations, improving the quality of diagnosis and treatment plans, helping to drive down errors, misses, and the overall reduction of risk.

Curie’s Endex solution provides healthcare organizations with the industry’s first AI workflow-driven billing and coding clinical recommendation solution. As the patient’s continuum of care progresses, Endex is providing standardized data to systems such as the EMR/RIS, billing and coding systems, analytics and dashboards, and other information systems within the enterprise. Curie is a full-scale, behind-the-scenes intelligent AI powered solution designed to enhance the existing healthcare ecosystem.

Innovations that Re-Invent Healthcare

Unlike most AI companies creating solutions that detect and triage the same diseases, Enlitic is entirely different with its innovative solutions. Several years ago, Enlitic realized that AI models designed to detect and triage diseases have a lesser impact on healthcare than models that address problems with data and workflow. The company started off focusing on X-rays of the full body, identifying 120 plus findings and noting when there were unremarkable findings as a way of triage. During that time, just like every other AI company and most drug discovery and device discovery organizations, finding enough information to create an intelligent AI algorithm is not an easy task. Over time, the team started using AI to build products to ensure a high-quality result for de-identification and anonymization. Since then, the team has built a research platform that allows for the creation of cohorts and tools specifically for healthcare and healthcare-based AI models, allowing multiple types of detection and triage, identification, reporting, and a labeling, quality assurance process. This has ensured that each study was properly curated so that the algorithms are being taught with certified and accurate clinical data. “What we had created was a skeleton key that unlocks doors to potential advances in medicine like nothing we had seen before. We built a product that started to solve the inherent problem at its core. A key that opened the door to possibilities that we have never seen before in healthcare. We realized that these solutions would change healthcare and drive real value and solve real challenges,” explains Conyers.

A Mission to Better Healthcare

Enlitic has pivoted towards data standardization and indexing to support research, new workflows, improve existing system functionality, and eliminate many downstream inefficiencies. Briefly, Enlitic’s solutions improve the investments that healthcare organizations have already made with their Radiology PACS, 3rd party AI models, Vendor Neutral Archives, and much more. Standardization is the keystone technology that Enlitic is using to build a world-class healthcare platform. “The reason Enlitic is miles ahead of the competition is that we are not strictly focused on point solutions, such as detection and triage algorithms. We have spent years developing intelligent AI algorithms designed to look at multiple aspects of the clinical workflow from technological, financial, clinical, and operational areas of the organization. We are looking at data workflow optimization and orchestration to improve all areas of workflow and to operationalize AI, turn net new and historical diagnostic images into valuable assets for a healthcare organization,” says Conyers.

Today, Enlitic is on a mission to build high-value artificial intelligence solutions that would have the most significant impact on healthcare operations. The future for Enlitic is bright and full of incredible possibilities. The ability to focus on the entire clinical workflow from beginning to end and create synergies between Enlitic and other healthcare IT vendors ensures that the best possible solution for an enterprise healthcare organization is being implemented and deployed. “We’re going to continue to develop on our flagship platform, Curie Endex (Standardize), expanding into such areas as auto protocoling, order standardization, billing, and coding, drug, and device discovery. We will be developing a new advanced peer review and learning technology that focuses on creating an interruption free workflow for Radiologists. Therefore, we have a mission to unlock the value of decades of in-accessible clinical data and securely provide insights to all healthcare providers across the country,” concludes Conyers.


Jim Conyers