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Creating an AI tool to predict survival of long-term care residents with Covid-19 infection

Dr. Martin Wellman, PhD

Award: 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital health
  • Person-centered care

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted long-term care (LTC) homes across Canada. Improved mortality predictions could inform clinical decisions and ensure the care provided will align with a resident’s prognosis and wishes.  Using provincial health databases, Martin is creating a machine-learning based mortality risk prediction tool for COVID-19 positive residents in all Ontario LTC homes. This tool will then be available for rapid deployment in future outbreaks.