Seoul Asan Medical Center, Research-oriented Hospital, and AITRICS signed Joint Research Agreement

2021.03.04

AITRICS has signed a joint research agreement with the R&D organization of Asan Medical Center on 'Research-oriented Hospital Fostering Project.' This project, implemented by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, aims to establish a virtuous cycle ranging from 'R&D-clinical research-commercialization-product development-treatment' with hospitals as the entity of HT Innovation, and ultimately to improve national health through the advancement of medical services and quality. Following this agreement, the R&D organization of Seoul Asan Medical Center, Research-oriented Hospital, and AITRICS will conduct joint research and exchange cooperation on 'building a future medical environment for securing the safety of high-risk patients based on people-centered hyper-connected innovative convergence technology.' The two companies will develop diagnostic technology for acute exacerbations and severely ill patients. Simultaneously, we improve 'VitalCare' product, an emergency prediction solution in hospitals, and conduct clinical verification through Asan Medical Center's data. VitalCare is AI-based software that uses Electronic Medical Record (EMR) real-time monitoring of patients to detect the possibility of developing sepsis in hospitals at an early stage and significantly reduce mortality. By considering the correlation between variables through advanced AI technology and providing accurate sepsis prediction scores, we have overcome the limitations of conventional evaluation tools that have been difficult to treat on time. VitalCare enables patient engagement within 'Golden Hours' and helps optimize resource management in the hospital. Sughhoon Kim, Professor of Research-oriented Hospital R&D organization, said, "Despite advances in medical care and technology, it is hard to predict acute diseases that occur due to various reasons such as complications and viruses. So there are still many cases where patients die. By exerting synergy with AITRICS, which has superior AI technology and a deep understanding of the medical industry, it is expected to guarantee the safety of more patients by solving existing problems." Jinkyu Yoo, CEO, and co-founder of AITRICS said, "Through the signing of an MOU with Asan Medical Center, it is possible to take one step closer to the goal of contributing to a stable life using AI. With the establishment of this cooperation system, we plan to come up with measures to develop the medical environment by combining the expertise of medical staff with the technical skills of AITRICS. We will continue to develop technologies that can support accurate and quick treatment of medical staff at the most urgent medical sites so that more people can receive high-quality medical services." Since its establishment in June 1989, Asan Medical Center has achieved a world-class medical reputation as it has continued to invest in R&D and clinical treatment aggressively. Asan Medical Center is Korea's largest and most preferred hospital by patients, with a gross floor area of 524,700m² (2,715 beds) serving 11,680 outpatients and 2,427 inpatients on average per day.