Blood poisoning is the third most common cause of death in Germany – particularly affecting intensive care units in hospitals. Telekom Healthcare (healthcare division of T-Systems) and the Hamburg-based start-up Telehealth Competence Center Analytics (TCC Analytics) are reducing the risk of sepsis with an AI solution.
The AI-supported form of prevention starts where particularly vulnerable people are cared for, namely in intensive care units. We are helping to save lives. This relieves the medical profession as well as nursing staff.
TCC Analytics CEO Prof. Dr. med Christian Storm adds: “The algorithm is constantly learning. It helps doctors assess whether patients are at risk. On the long road to digitalization of hospitals, we are contributing a big step with our solution.”
Around 35 percent of patients affected by sepsis die. Especially for people with a weakened immune system, sepsis can be fatal if not treated in time. Medical professionals often only have a very narrow window of opportunity to respond to blood poisoning. The solution from Telekom and TCC Analytics relieves the burden on physicians by alerting them to the threat of sepsis in a patient. The earlier sepsis is treated, the greater the chances of survival (source WHO 2017).