How AI Can Be Useful for the Infertility Medicine

How AI Can Be Useful for the Infertility Medicine

Alex D'Souza, Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, June 07, 2021

Artificial intelligence can be the future of infertility medicine as it will enhance the diagnostic and prognostic abilities.

FREMONT, CA: Many IVF babies have been born via IVF, but the patients still struggle in a large number of cycles. There is a lot of space for progress in infertility healthcare, including making patients pregnant quicker, reducing dropout medication, reducing wastage of embryos, and more. The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) is to improve the diagnostic and prognostic capabilities, minimize variability and error, and optimize IVF treatment accuracy and speed.

AI instruments have yet to achieve robustness for stable clinical implementation, despite being wildly successful in research laboratories.  Data volume, consistency, and diversity have challenged AI systems widely applicable across IVF clinics and protocols, geographies, and populations. It should be easy to achieve big data for IVF, as more than 2.7 million assisted reproduction cycles are performed every year.Top Artificial Intelligence Solution Companies

There are, however, significant obstacles to implementing an AI system in a clinical IVF laboratory in a practical way, but it is almost clear that AI is the future of reproductive medicine. There are unresolved controversies regarding privacy, impact on doctor/patient relationships, and trust where electronic health records in general and AI systems have been explicitly proposed.

For most IVF laboratories, it is impossible to implement AI at the actual point of care in a routine, simple, and automated method. These laboratories still use paper charts and do not capture and store even a single digital image of their patient's embryos. Videos are not even an option for them as it is necessary for proper big data. In addition, there is a shortage of data management tools to increase patient demographics, clinical and laboratory key performance indicators (KPI), and other related data sources into a single dashboard (ultrasound images and PGT reports, competency assessments).

ART Compass is a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) IVF software platform that captures every IVF Cycle data in a practical, user-friendly, and 100 percent HIPAA compliant format. Patients get access to their data (such as embryo cryostorage inventory, preimplantation genetic testing results via a mobile app portal) without creating PDFs to email their patients without any security.

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