Orthopaedic technology pioneer launches AI platform to support degenerative joint disease education

Renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Anthony DiGioia last month introduced Joint iQ, an artificial intelligence platform to advance orthopaedic osteoarthritis education for non-expert users. Joint iQ is a free, web-based series of trainings that are informed by Dr. DiGioia’s cutting edge JointAI machine learning research for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Joint iQ follows a series of representative patients through their treatment for degenerative joint disease of the hip or knee. The user reviews the patients’ x-rays and patient reported surveys and has the chance to make their own determination of degeneration. The platform then gives the user feedback on their decision with the JointAI machine learning algorithm. The tool empowers non-expert users such as pre-operative patients, nurses, administrators, or other medical professionals that are not well-versed in orthopaedics to enhance their skills.

“Joint iQ is the first in a suite of tools that highlight the power of Artificial Intelligence in the orthopaedic industry,” said DiGioia. “The Joint iQ platform will make hip and knee osteoarthritis education more accessible as the need for joint replacement surgery explodes nationwide.”

Dr. DiGioia’s JointAI suite of tools is a result of five years of machine learning research and development. The platform applies machine learning to X-rays and patient reported survey data to evaluate the “severity” of a patients’ joint disease and recommend a clinically proven care pathway. The Joint iQ platform is the first commercially available module of DiGioia’s JointAI platform and is publicly available today. Future modules of JointAI are in pilot testing and will provide clinical decision support for insurance authorization, patient triage, and second opinions for surgical candidates.

Dr. Anthony DiGioia, M.D., is an entrepreneur and practicing orthopaedic surgeon. He is the Founder and Medical Director of both the Bone and Joint Center at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and the UPMC Innovation Center. Dr. DiGioia is also the Founder of the not-for-profit AMD3 Foundation, which leads the Operation Walk Pittsburgh medical mission effort.

Dr. DiGioia is recognized as a pioneer and world leader in the early development of medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery. He co-founded the first-ever Center for Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery within the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

“I’ve devoted my career to the advancement of technology in the treatment of orthopaedics. I’m excited to deploy JointAI as the next generation of advancement,” says DiGioia.

To trial Joint iQ, visit https://education.JointAi.co/.

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