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Roche introduces navify® Algorithm Suite, a digital library of medical algorithms that enhances clinical decision-making to optimise patient care

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) introduces its navify® Algorithm Suite, a single platform hosting a library of digital medical algorithms that generate patient-centric insights and can aid earlier diagnosis of cancer and other conditions per intended use, at the HIMSS Global Conference in Chicago, USA, from April 17- 21, 2023.

Physicians use medical algorithms, evidence-based decision-making tools, in the diagnosis, treatment and  monitoring of patients to optimise care, increase early diagnosis and adhere to guidelines. Use of real-time clinical decision support is associated with adherence to evidence-based guidelines and as an aid in screening of colorectal cancer.2,3

“As healthcare data is set to grow,4 digital medical algorithms can generate actionable insights which physicians can use to start delivering on the promise of personalised healthcare,” said Moritz Hartmann, Global Head of Roche Information Solutions at Roche Diagnostics.  “With navify Algorithm Suite, clinicians can easily order the medical algorithms they need from Roche and other providers to get enhanced insights that improve patient care.”

navify Algorithm Suite offers labs and hospitals one platform to connect easily to digital medical algorithms from a diverse range of innovators. This makes it easier for physicians to use and adopt the medical algorithms they need. Simultaneously, navify Algorithm Suite also offers universities and other providers of digital algorithms a direct channel to distribute their proven innovations to practising physicians in markets worldwide.

The platform is designed to be embedded in existing healthcare workflows and the lab or hospital information system (LIS/HIS) and/or the EHR/EMR (electronic health/medical record).  Designed for optimal information security management, navify Algorithm Suite complies with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations in Europe as well as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) in the USA.

The first algorithms in the navify Algorithm Suite focus on oncology:

  • GAAD5 is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of early stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease. GAAD (an in-vitro diagnostic multivariate index assay) analyses gender, age in combination with results of two Roche assays Elecsys AFP and Elecsys PIVKA. This CE-marked algorithm6 may help physicians diagnose early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide7 and HCC is the most common form of liver cancer accounting for ~90% of cases.8 It is not available in the US.
  • A pre-screening algorithm to identify at-risk healthy people for colorectal cancer. The ColonFlag algorithm from the Medial EarlySign company helps identify patients at high-risk for colon cancer by analysing age, sex, and a recent complete blood count (CBC).9 Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer worldwide with more than 1.9 million new cases of colorectal cancer in 2020.10 In the US, the ColonFlag algorithm is marketed as LGI-Flag™, as an indication for lower GI disorders.

Additional algorithms for oncology, cardiology and other diseases, such as lung and  infectious diseases, are already in the pipeline. navify Algorithm Suite is currently available in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

References

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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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The American Journal of Managed Care. Choosing Wisely Clinical Decision Support Adherence and Associated Inpatient Outcomes [Internet; cited 2018 Aug 15]. Available from: Choosing Wisely Clinical Decision Support Adherence and Associated Inpatient Outcomes

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Collaboration to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Using Machine Learning NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery 2022; 04 Vol. 3 No. 4 | Published March 16, 2022 – April 2022 Daniel Underberger, MD, Keith Boell, DO,MS-HQSM, SFHM,Jeremy Orr, MD, MPH, Cory Siegrist, MBA, and Sara Hunt Available from: https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.21.0170

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Reinsel D, Gantz J, Rydning J. The Digitization of the World from Edge to Core. IDC White Paper – #US44413318. 2018 Nov.

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Elecsys GAAD is an in vitro diagnostic multivariate index assay intended to provide a semi-quantitative result by combining in an algorithm the quantitative measurements of Elecsys AFP assay and Elecsys PIVKA–II assay in human serum and plasma with gender and age. Elecsys GAAD is intended as an aid in diagnosis of early stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). Elecsys GAAD is indicated for adults who meet the following criteria: diagnosis of chronic liver disease and recommended for surveillance due to increased risk of developing HCC. Elecsys GAAD must be interpreted in conjunction with other diagnostic findings and clinical information in accordance with standard clinical management guidelines.

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GAAD is not registered in all countries, please check for local country registration.

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World Cancer Research Fund International. Liver cancer statistics [Internet] Available from: https://www.wcrf.org/cancer-trends/liver-cancer-statistics/

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Nature reviews disease primers. Hepatocellular carcinoma [Internet; cited 2021 Jan 21] Available from:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41572-020-00240-3

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NEJM Catalyst. Collaboration to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Using Machine Learning, Innovations in Care Delivery 2022; 04 Vol. 3 No. 4 [Internet; cited 2022 April] Available from: https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.21.0170 and https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.21.0170 

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World Cancer Research Fund International. Colorectal cancer statistics [Internet] Available from: https://www.wcrf.org/cancer-trends/colorectal-cancer-statistics/

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Digital solutions today under cobas® infinity or Viewics will transition to the navify brand over time, continuing to deliver the same value to healthcare organisations.

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