Technology | 05.19.23
AI Tool Gives Doctors Personalized Alzheimer's Treatment Plans for Dementia Patients
Raleigh-based uMETHOD Health has developed RestoreU, a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help doctors create personalized care plans for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. "Its job is not to help the doctor diagnose the patient, but to help the doctor assess the treatable causes and then put the patient on the correct treatment," said uMETHOD CEO Vik Chandra. RestoreU makes the biggest difference for patients who are starting to observe mild cognitive impairment and are in the early stages of dementia. The company has launched its AI service for physicians, who can order it through the patient's electronic health record (EHR) via an alliance with Quest Diagnostics. Upon ordering the service, an exchange of information between the doctor's EHR systems and Quest Diagnostics is triggered. "It provides the doctor with a wealth of information on the underlying causes of cognitive decline, whether it's medications, beta amyloid, thyroid, B12, or lifestyle issues like sleep," Chandra said. RestoreU then supplies a report to the doctor on how to treat the patient, providing a plan the clinician can use to "decide on the direction of care for the individual patient," concludes Chandra.