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CREOLA: A Revolutionary Clinician-In-the-Loop Framework for Safer AI in Healthcare

AI for every doctor At TORTUS, our mission is to make medicine safer, smarter and kinder by giving every clinician a personal AI assistant. We are building O.S.L.E.R., an AI agent for healthcare that can take over all computer tasks from a clinician such as documentation, coding, requesting tests, and scheduling appointments. The emergence of Generative AI, particularly through the development of Large Language Models (LLMs), unlocks great potential toward attaining this goal. AI safety in clinical settings Due to

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White Paper: Human vs. AI Scribes – Navigating the Shift in Clinical Documentation

Contributors: Dr Sarah Gebauer, Dr Ellie Asgari, Dr Justin Graham, Dr Keith Grimes, Dr Janko Hrvoj, Adam Khimji, Mr Leon Lindsey, Dr Emma Mi, Arun Nadarasa, Dr Gagandeep Sachdeva, Dr Denis Vincent, Jasmine Balloch Executive Summary This white paper explores the evolving landscape of clinical documentation, contrasting the traditional use of human scribes with the innovative integration of digital scribes that harness artificial intelligence (AI). It aims to provide healthcare professionals, policymakers, and technology developers with a comprehensive understanding of

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On Expos (revisited)

Whew. What a Monday- last week we were in sunny Dubai exhibiting at #ArabHealth2024 – one of the largest and craziest expos I’ve ever been to as a person, let alone as a vendor. We were very privileged to be invited out by the UK Dept of Business and Trade to present, but we decided to double down and set up a stand as a full vendor. Last year I wrote my thoughts on the first expo TORTUS “tried”, and

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On Clinician Burnout

These last few weeks as we come closer to UK launch of O.S.L.E.R., I’ve been reflecting on what it is exactly we are trying to achieve. Co-working alongside AI makes medicine faster, smarter and kinder, spending more time connecting with the patient, and far less time typing on keyboards. We spend a lot of time with nearly every level of the healthcare system finding out what their problems are, from nurses to CFOs to government and everyone in between. While

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On 2023

As 2024 begins, the second full year of TORTUS, it felt like the right time to look back at Year One. So here’s all the lessons I’ve learnt in 2023. TORTUS in Jan 2023: TORTUS in Dec 2023:

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White Paper: Leveraging AI for Quality Reporting in Healthcare

Contributors: Dr Sarah Gebauer, Magda Dubois PhD, Jasmine Balloch, Dr Michael Chuang, Dr Mishaal Ali, Dr Ellie Asgari, Dr Dominic Pimenta, Sal Khalil In this white paper, we discuss quality reporting metrics and processes in the United States and provide physician insight from a recent summit focused on identifying challenges which could become opportunities for leveraging AI in quality reporting. The summit brought together clinicians across from the United States with insights from TORTUS’s Data Science team. We cover three

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White Paper: The Future of Billing

Contributors: Dr Sarah Gebauer, Kelly Ayotte, Jasmine Balloch, Dr Michael Chuang, Dr Tanner Dean, Dr Srikanth Mahankali, Dr Mishaal Ali, Dr Shoreh Irani, Dr Justin Graham, Davide Locatelli In this white paper, we discuss major issues related to billing in the United States and provide physician insight from a recent summit focused on this topic. The summit brought together clinicians and former clinicians from across the United States alongside a professional coder from Boston. We discovered three common themes: Common

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Our Mission

At TORTUS, we are building a next-generation AI co-pilot for physicians, a computer controlling agent called O.S.L.E.R. You will no doubt have many questions about what we are up to, and have found some answers perhaps already, but here we will try to outline the answer to the most important one: why? Human beings make mistakes. This might vary wildly by industry, setting, individual, but fundamentally, humans are fallible. Medicine as it has been practiced for the last 150 years,

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On People

I’ve spent the last two weeks realising my role as CEO is fundamentally boiling down to one thing: people. Across all dimensions; the company itself, our partners, our customers, and all functions; hiring, management, commercials and even compliance, really it’s all just people. So here’s everything I’m currently thinking about On People. 2. You Might Be Wrong Having said that instincts are the most useful signal when dealing with people, I also think they are like clouds. It’s not so much

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On Science

We’ve come to the end of our first proper sprint this week using Scrum and by all accounts it went reasonably well. Productivity and work done was certainly way up. The other great thing about Scrum is it forced a function across everything that we do; a ‘Definition of Done’, or in other words, an observable metric we were trying to hit. Start-ups are ‘exercises in de-risking uncertainty’ (Paul Graham). Building a computer-controlling agent AI for healthcare is a complex task, riddled with uncertainty in multiple

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