Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Guilherme Sant’Anna and his colleagues, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit will soon be monitoring patients using AI technology. Dr. Sant’Anna is a Neonatologist at The Montreal Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor at McGill and RI-MUHC RESP Program member. It was approximately 15 years ago that he and his team of dedicated professionals began thinking of ways that their little patients could benefit from the ongoing advancements in technology.
“In our daily life, technology keeps improving, it goes so fast, that we said to ourselves that we needed something better for our patients,”Dr. Sant’Anna
Thanks to funding of $1 million received from the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Neonatal Unit will be going ‘live’ with AI in possibly six months’ time. Once the system is up and running smoothly in that unit, the technology will be rolled out to other units in the hospital. Eventually, doctors will be monitoring patients using AI while their patients are at home.
Read more about the interview with Dr. Sant’Anna here:
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