Lakeridge Health, Durham harness AI to predict emergency room wait times

May 27, 2019

Lakeridge Health and Durham College are collaborating on a 40-week project that uses AI to predict emergency room wait times. A Durham release explains that the partners will develop a “prototype for an AI-infused recommender system” that will make individual wait-time predictions based on that person’s condition, the emergency room they are visiting, and the time of day and year. “The work we are doing in this project has the potential to be tremendously helpful for patients while showcasing the real-world application of AI in a health-care setting in a way that will positively impact the system as a whole,” said Durham President Don Lovisa. Durham (ON)