Quai.MD and MUSC ink new deal to turn static clinical protocols into an AI-enhanced 'clinical GPS' for physicians

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 9, 2022) – The Medical University of South Carolina health system (MUSC Health) and Quai.MD, a deep-tech startup offering an artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical pathways platform, entered into a strategic licensing agreement to advance their unique platform. This agreement will serve to make a profound impact on physician productivity, patient outcomes and hospital billing efficiency by highlighting and tracking possible clinical pathways and the diagnostic decisions of patients. Clinical pathways are tools that guide evidence-based health care, translating clinical practice guideline recommendations into clinical processes of care in an effort to deliver the optimal individualized patient care possible.

Clinical pathways and protocols, as they exist today across health care, can lead to variability in the hospital setting as they are not always specific to each patient undergoing care. Quai.MD will support physicians in their workflow patterns and synthesize the protocols and pathways that MUSC Health leadership will define, the results of which will improve physician documentation and ensure billing efficiencies.

“Clinical pathways are ubiquitous in theory but are only partially utilized in practice. Physicians feel empowered by our platform because our AI-engine tailors the pathway to the specific patient while allowing physicians full flexibility to choose whatever path they see fit,” said Chen Shapira, M.D., chief medical officer with Quai.MD. “Quai.MD helps providers take the right path to reach a decision quickly and precisely while reducing care variability.”

“Running a health care system requires maintaining a constant balance of cost control and optimal care quality,” said Lisa Goodlett, CPA, chief financial officer at MUSC Health. “Adhering to clinical pathways helps to reduce cost while increasing the quality of care. Quai.MD can help us take those pathways developed in our academic facility and proliferate them throughout the system – to raise the overall standard of care while increasing efficiency and revenue.”

Shlomi Uziel, chief executive officer with Quai.MD, looks forward to the fruitful outcomes that the CPW will produce. “We are excited to be working closely with the Medical University of South Carolina to integrate their chest-pain pathway into the Quai platform to showcase the potential of such a solution.”

MUSC will begin implementation of the AI solution in 2023.


About Quai.MD Ltd.

Quai.MD assists healthcare systems in mitigating care variability with its AI-based platform for clinical pathways. Quai’s AI-enhanced clinical pathways platform provides a “clinical GPS” that helps physicians navigate the care process safely and efficiently and helps the billing department translate the successful patient care into an optimized claim.

For more information visit quai.md.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $297.8 million in research funds in fiscal year 2022, leading the state overall in research funding. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital locations in development, more than 350 telehealth sites and connectivity to patients’ homes, and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2022, for the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $5.1 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver groundbreaking education, research and patient care.