AIfred Health Begins North American Clinical Trial of AI-based Clinical Decision Support Tool for MDD

This clinical trial, a world-first in the treatment of mental health using an AI-based clinical decision support tool, was designed with input from US and Canadian regulatory authorities to validate Aifred’s AI platform for use with patients suffering from moderate to severe depression.  

Aifred’s technology was developed using high quality clinical data from clinical trials evaluating therapeutic treatments of depression. Aifred’s software was developed with and for treating physicians (family doctors and psychiatrists) who today have limited tools to personalize the therapeutic choice for patients, leading to what is for many patients a lengthy and painful trial-and-error process. Aifred’s software is intended to support clinical decision making and improve this experience for patients and clinicians alike.

The trial is being conducted at up to 12 U.S. and Canadian centers of excellence for depression treatment including Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals where Aifred is a VA research partner. Aifred expects to complete enrollment in 2022 and report top-line results in mid 2023. Aifred’s technology placed #1 in North America and #2 in the world in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, the goal is to initiate and complete this clinical trial which will provide clinicians across North America with a much-needed clinical tool. 

Aifred’s current patient <> physician clinical decision support tool is accessible on any device, supporting both telehealth and in-person appointments. A patient enters behavioral health information, which is then processed by a clinical algorithm based on best-evidence guidelines. Outputs help the physician understand: where the patient is on the disease cycle, monitor the patient over time, and determine ‘what to do next’ at each stage, e.g. adding psychotherapy or making adjustments to medication.

For additional information about this landmark clinical trial can consult: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04655924  

Source: Aifred Health Website

Video of interviews by XPRIZE Foundation of unscripted comments by medical professionals working with Aifred [Link]