SRDC is a partner of H2020 AICCELERATE project that aims to develop an adaptable AI-based toolset for a variety of clinical use cases. The project has started in January 2021 and its pilot cases will focus on patient-centric digital care pathways and on optimizing patient flow management.

The AICCELERATE consortium consists of specialists in the fields of IT, machine learning, robotics, neurology, pediatrics and surgery from Finland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Healthcare systems lack flexible AI solutions that allow hospitals to improve efficiency and the quality of patient care. Current solutions provide limited scalability and are confined to isolated applications. Scalable models that address data sharing, integration, privacy, and ethics are needed to ensure better adoption of AI in healthcare. Patient empowerment and evidence-based trust towards AI is a key part of the project. Evaluation activities will also focus on cost-benefit analysis of the AI-solutions.

AICCELERATE will develop partners’ existing digital solutions further to enable the development of a Smart Hospital Care Pathway (SHCP) Engine. This engine serves as a toolset for AI models and robotics to improve quality of care and health outcomes. It will also enable lean management and effective decision-making.

These tools will be tested in three pilots that will provide feedback for improving the SHCP Engine: (i) patient flow management for ER and surgical units, (ii) digital care pathway for Parkinson’s disease, and (iii) pediatric service delivery.

The pilots will be carried out by 5 hospital partners: Helsinki University Hospital and Oulu University Hospital from Finland, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù from Italy, Barcelona Children’s Hospital from Spain, and University Hospital Università degli Studi di Padova from Italy.

SRDC is one of the main R&D partners of the project. SRDC is the leader of “WP1 Data Infrastructure” and will lead the activities to design and develop the data infrastructure for SHCP.

For more information about the project partner’s and our role, visit the project’s page: