Building an automated titration model on the optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure
Shumit Saha, PhD
Award: 2022 Compassion and AI Fellowship
- Compassionate Heart Failure Care
- Digital Health Intervention
- Health Technology
Senior Scientific Associate, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network (UHN)
The latest treatment for patients living with heart failure involves a complex medication protocol that aims at achieving target doses of four medications within six months of initial diagnosis. Despite research showing improved outcomes of this approach, less than 10% of patients achieve these targets. Shumit’s Fellowship will explore the development of a novel Auto-Titration program that enables patients to achieve these doses on time. He will build a faster way of titrating the live-saving therapy for heart failure patients using patient-centered design approach, which will allow patients access to the same quality of treatment regardless of where they live.