Deciding priority and how urgent a patient’s need for medical care is, is of utmost importance for any healthcare facility. It is not just a question of current symptoms but also a decision that should not be taken without access to the medical history. This is an area where the error margins must be minimized while delivering high quality care and maintaining efficient use of resources. Studies have shown that people feel more comfortable chatting with a bot, than calling official help.
For Swedish healthcare, it is important to decide how urgent a patient’s need for care is. Tenfifty has together with our client Visiba Care developed an advanced bot, based on Bayesian statistics and other AI techniques.
Initially, automatic conversion from official source text took place. Next, we developed a sophisticated Bayesian belief network tree, in close cooperation with medical doctors.
Bayesian belief network, text vectorization, various NLP solutions.
Using data encoded together with medical professionals, the bot can decide what question to ask next and perform a diagnosis, together with probability, based on noisy and incomplete data. Since January 2020, this solution is used live by patients.