Once a clinical institution decides to introduce an AI solution into the workflow, that’s only the start of the journey, Franz Pfister, medical doctor, data analyst and co-founder of Deepc told Mélisande Rouger, editorial director of DI Europe, at ECR2023.
‘You first need to get an overview of the market and all commercially available products,’ he said. ‘Once you’ve made that decision, the procurement process starts, including regulation, data privacy checks, cyber security, etc. Then you need to negotiate the contract with the respecting vendor before the implementation starts.’
The whole operation can take between 6 and 12 months, and deepc offers to expedite the process by running it only once. ‘Once everything is in place, we can switch on as many solutions as we want. (…) We also take care of aspects like data security and system integration,’ he added.