MedX2020

EU project funded by the Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument

MeDX has developed a software that provides a unique visual reasoning support for medical professionals during the diagnosis process.

The award-winning user-interface of MeDX provides to physicians all the relevant information visible at a glance, facilitating their interpretation of the patients – as a whole. It enables the doctor to take the most reliable and informed decision. After three years of fundamental research in new reasoning technologies, MeDX is now able to capture knowledge from medical experts, transform it into a medical reasoning engine and deliver it directly to the point-of-care in a patient-specific manner.

Our Goals

Avoid Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis and excessive examinations occurs in particular during the treatment of serious illnesses, such as cancer and rare diseases.

Document the Process

The daily practice routine is supported by an intuitive, intelligent and visual diagnostic tool.

Support Decision-Making

8 out of 10 general practitioners worry about missing a serious condition in a patient due to their workload.

Benefits

Reducing the number of misdiagnoses and wrong treatments can help to reduce personal suffering of the patients and healthcare costs simultaneously.

A study revealed that misdiagnoses and wrong treatments in the field of vertigo diseases cost about 1 Billion EUR per year in Germany. According to a recent study on the Healthcare decision support field (WinterGreen research – 2013), wrong test and test that are not useful in a particular situation, account for 30% of the costs of the healthcare delivery in the US. Three user targeted products will be set up, addressing three market segments: GP-Service, Expert-Service, Prevention-Service.

The Team

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Dr. Martin Hirsch PhD

Project Leader - Chief Scientific Officer

Martin grew up in a family of scientists, and is a grandson of the celebrated Nobel Laureate Werner Heisenberg. He studied theoretical medicine before working as an independent researcher and his special interests include cognitive neuroscience, semantic knowledge representation and the use of technology to support human thinking and decision-making.

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Henry Hoffmann

Director Reasoning Technology

Henry studied Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and since then has developed artificial intelligence technologies at several startups. He oversees our core reasoning technology team whose responsibilities include algorithm development, modeling proprietary languages and developing novel approaches to knowledge representation.

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Johannes Schröder

Chief Technical Officer

Johannes studied Computational Linguistics at the University of Potsdam. He has held senior roles at several startups, working on language technologies and information retrieval. At medx he manages our growing technology team and is responsible for software architecture and ensuring products are secure, scalable and deployable within clinical settings.

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Ewelina Türk

Chief Product Officer

Ewelina studied medicine at the Charité in Berlin. Her particular area of clinical interest is pediatrics, especially the fields of emergency and preventative care. Ewelina not only manages the medical content team, but is also responsible for planning and maintaining the medical knowledge architecture. Alongside her work in the medical content team, Ewelina is currently completing a doctorate in the field of pediatric rheumatology.

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Daniel Nathrath

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel has lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, the UK and the USA as Founder, Managing Director and General Counsel at several internet startups. He also spent some years as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He trained as a lawyer in Germany and the USA, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Dr. Claire Novorol MD PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Claire worked as a Paediatrician in London before specialising in Clinical Genetics. She has degrees in Pathology and Medicine as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. At medx she is responsible for overseeing medical affairs and for working with clinicians and patients to ensure our products are tailored to their needs.

Contacts

European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 674459