The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2023
Foundation News

Spotlight on Foundation Grants: Enhanced Diagnostic Reasoning

Recently, The Doctors Company Foundation sponsored the University of Michigan’s Enhanced Diagnostic Reasoning (eDRx) project, addressing the need to boost trainees’ skills by employing a unique combination of ambient and artificial intelligence (AAI). 

The team—lead by Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA—has developed a completely new and innovative framework that can align all symptoms and signs using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, such as neural networks. The team continues to develop emergency medicine educational content and collaborate with educators and diagnosticians as it works to integrate and assess eDRx by testing resident user experience in a simulated setting. 

The project’s long-term goal is to enhance and assess diagnostic reasoning, reduce diagnostic errors, and improve patient safety through development of an AAI system. Learn more about how the Foundation supports research projects that improve patient care

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