At A Glance
We helped Aloha Health Network build their service to match Patients with the most advantageous of 50,000 current clinical trials in the United States by comparing a patient’s Clinical Phenotype, which is a patient’s precisely defined medical profile, to clinical trial inclusion criteria using NLP, AI and semantic web technologies.
What we did
- Natural Language Processing libraries for clinical text analysis.
- Google Cloud Platform native product application development using Dialogflow supporting patient ‘chat’ sessions, Firebase for the patient’s mobile UI, and, Cloud Functions to create clinical trial protocol objects.
- Google Cloud Platform engineering for non-native components including AllegroGraph to coorelate patient Clinical Phenotypes to clinical trial protocols.
- Google Cloud Platform Kubernetes container engineering and security support.
Introducing Aloha Health Network
Aloha knows firsthand how challenging it can be to face difficult medical news. For some patients a clinical trial can be a valuable addition to their treatment strategy. But, with over 50,000 concurrent clinical trials in the U. S. discovering the most advantageous trial for a patient requires more research than physicians, much less patients, have time for.
Rob Wynden PhD, Aloha Health Network’s CEO, saw this as an opportunity to apply AI to a critical medical challenge. “Aloha’s founding mission is to deliver personalized medical insights directly to patients and their care teams.”, said Wynden.
Rob’s PhD in Biomedical Clinical Informatics from UCSF, and previous experience as Chief Scientist at UCSF’s IHPS Informatics Lab gave him unique insight into the AI strategy to approach this challenge. The key to the solution would be the Clinical Phenotype, a data object that gives precision and depth to otherwise imprecise and cursory medical records by applying Natural Language Processing and mapping terms to extensive medical ontologies containing millions of relations across terms.
The earliest adopters of Aloha’s clinical trial matching service are patient advocate clinics and charities. To make the Clinical Phenotype and the entire solution a reality, Aloha needed a technology partner with advanced Software-as-a-Service solution skills.
“We are on the cutting edge of applying AI to medical challenges. Telegraph Hill Software gave Aloha the engineering team to put our concept into production.”
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