Synthetic Intelligence Firm TIIM Healthcare Obtains Unique Mental Property for Duke-NUS Sepsis Triage Know-how

TIIM Healthcare, an AI-based well being know-how firm in Singapore, has obtained an unique IP license to commercialize new know-how developed by Duke-NUS Medical College to determine sufferers prone to dying from sepsis.

Based in 2016, TIIM, which stands for Know-how Innovation in Medication, develops AI triage options. Its flagship product, aiTRIAGE, integrates each coronary heart charge variability and customary important indicators to determine sufferers in danger for main hostile cardiac occasions.


Duke-NUS know-how adopts a brand new scoring system, which additionally makes use of HRV, HRnV, important indicators and fast sequential organ failure evaluation to foretell in-hospital mortality in sufferers with sepsis in emergency companies. The answer doesn’t require blood assessments and might present threat evaluation ends in 10 minutes, permitting it for use for ongoing monitoring of mortality threat in sufferers with sepsis.

The know-how was developed utilizing information obtained from round 340 sufferers with sepsis within the emergency division of Singapore Common Hospital. Primarily based on a research printed final yr within the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, its predictive mannequin outperformed current sepsis threat scoring fashions.


Yearly, sepsis impacts greater than 50 million folks worldwide, leading to roughly 5 million deaths in adults and kids. In Singapore, sepsis because of pneumonia and urinary tract an infection claimed nearly 5,000 lives in 2019 alone.

Presently, performing a blood take a look at is essentially the most correct option to assess a affected person’s threat of dying from sepsis. Nonetheless, the outcomes can take two to 4 hours, which may delay the administration of an acceptable remedy.

“Early threat stratification in septic sufferers utilizing a fast and efficient triage instrument can be of nice worth within the emergency division,” stated Professor Marcus Ong, director of the Companies Analysis Program and Well being Programs at Duke-NUS Medical College and lead creator of the research. With new sepsis triage know-how, emergency departments can successfully redirect restricted however vital hospital sources to stop high-risk sufferers from experiencing septic shock.

In the meantime, TIIM Healthcare plans to combine the brand new know-how into its platform to additionally assist improve the accuracy and analytical capabilities of clinicians to triage septic sufferers.


In Australia, AI has additionally been utilized to develop a instrument that may rapidly assess the severity and mortality threat of sepsis sufferers. Developed by eHealth NSW, the AI-powered sepsis threat instrument was educated utilizing historic affected person information to offer a threat rating for sepsis sufferers. Extra lately, the Westmead Hospital started piloting the know-how in its emergency room ready rooms.