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In the Media: Research Project IntelligentCare in “90 Segundos de Ciência”

Mário Gaspar da Silva, researcher under the CMU Portugal Large Scale Collaborative project IntelligentCare at Instituto Superior Técnico I INESC ID, was interviewed by the “90 Segundos de Ciência” Podcast on Antena 1. 

The project is developing a system capable of predicting the health progression of patients with multimorbidity (MM), which is characterized by the presence of multiple chronic diseases in a single patient, such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart failure.

Upon knowing the patient’s medical history in detail, this system will be able to define with greater precision the evolution of the disease.

“Our work focuses primarily on the analysis of information collected from patients and their clinical history over the past decades, which is recorded in the hospital’s clinical records. From this information, we will infer patterns that allow us to predict the clinical outcome for each patient currently under treatment,” explains Mário Gaspar da Silva. 

With this system, healthcare professionals will be able to predict how the health status of a patient who visits the emergency room or is seen in a medical appointment will evolve. 

The project’s goal is to improve the quality of life of these patients while finding solutions to contribute to the sustainability of the Healthcare System. 

The project is being led by Hospital da Luz Learning Health, in collaboration with Priberam Informática, Instituto Superior Técnico I ISR Lisboa, INESC ID and CMU Heinz College. 

More about the project here and link below to the podcast.