EMDAI: A machine learning based decision support tool for Emergency Medical Dispatch

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Coordinator Akademiska Sjukhuset - Ambulanssjukvården Uppsala län
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 136 802
Project duration October 2017 - March 2020
Status Completed
Venture Digital health

Purpose and goal

The project has met the goals of developing and validating machine learning models for use at Sjukvårdens Larmcentral, to develop an open source software package to implement the developed models, and to integrate them into a user interface in the dispatch system. In order to correct data quality problems that emerged during the project´s preparation phase, an update was implemented in May 2019, which had a good effect on data quality. A randomized trial of the methods is now undergoing ethics board review.

Expected results and effects

In the project we have developed risk assessment models, published a validation of these in a scientific journal, evaluated the assessment process in another article, and made the tools that we use to implement them available under an open-source license. Efforts to implement the tools in the clinic were delayed due to data quality problems, but are now proceeding.

Planned approach and implementation

The execution project changed as Uppsala Clinical Recearch Center´s role in the project was instead carried out by the Uppsala Ambulance Service. The tool´s implementation in clinical use was delayed as an update in decision support system to address data quality issues was introduced, which entailed that additional data had to be collected. The qualitative studies on the work process also led to the intervention being reworked to better meet the needs of the business. The remaining activities in the project were carried out according to plan.

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Last updated 30 May 2020

Reference number 2017-04652

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