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Saventic: platform for diagnosing rare diseases

Saventic Health GmbH has launched a patient platform that aims to speed up the diagnosis of rare diseases. The medical expert committee of the medtech company uses its own expertise as well as AI-supported decision-making tools.

For patients who have long suffered from symptoms that their treating physicians cannot identify, there is now another way to find out whether they may be suffering from a rare disease. For that Saventic Care launched a platform that combines the knowledge of a panel of experts with algorithms to help affected people. The initiators come from Saventic Health GmbH, based in Leipzig and Warsaw.

From now on, every patient suspected of having a rare disease can use the application on the Saventic Care website and search for a diagnosis. The goal: to create a recommendation for a specialist doctor or a medical center. Based on patient information, the algorithms used can determine the risk of a rare disease from Saventic Care's current catalog of diseases, which, according to Szymon Piątkowski, one of the founders of Saventic Care, is constantly being expanded. The catalog currently includes metabolic diseases – so-called storage diseases.

How does it work?
Any patient who has not been diagnosed despite a number of symptoms can use the website free of charge and provide information about their state of health, the diagnosis process and current symptoms. Via the website it is possible to attach all available medical data such as test results, hospital records, etc. The information provided is then analyzed by artificial intelligence algorithms. Data from patients at identified risk for one of the rare diseases the company is working on will be submitted to the Expert Council. After the consultation, the Saventic Care coordinator contacts the patients identified as being at high risk for a specific rare disease and provides information on the recommended center and/or specialist for a complete diagnosis.

"The goal of Saventic Care is not only to speed up diagnosis, but also to help patients find the right center or specialist," explains Professor Grzegorz Basak, another founder of Saventic Care.

Source: Article medtech zwo from April 05.04.2023th, XNUMX


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