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Developed at UCI, new tool helps predict patients’ risk of coronavirus complications

Orange County Register, May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020

Developed at UCI, new tool helps predict patients’ risk of coronavirus complications

Now UC Irvine scientists have created a tool that uses artificial intelligence to help predict which patients may need that higher level of care. Already in use at UCI Medical Center and soon to be launched at five other UC campuses with affiliated hospitals, the risk prediction tool was created by a collaboration of 10 doctors and researchers at the Irvine campus. … “Sometimes even if you have the risk factors that you know you should be looking for it can be very difficult to find them,” said Dr. Peter Chang. Chang’s medical specialty is neuroradiology, or brain imaging, but when he’s off duty he develops algorithms to improve patient care at UCI’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine.