Specialists from Tabba Heart Institute visit IBA for a collaborative research project

March 4, 2022: A team comprising of clinical specialists from Tabba Heart Institute (THI) visited IBA for a progress presentation on a collaborative research project with SMCS, IBA. The project is related to prediction of mortality for cardiac inpatients. The SMCS team included Dr. Tariq Mahmood and MSDS student Mr. Ibrahim Abdurrab, while the THI team included Dr. Sana, Dr. Saba and Dr. Ghazala.

After rigorous effort, the SMCS team has created two predictive models for predicting two different types of mortality. During the presentation, the THI team endorsed the results (which were generated on pre-provided THI data) and particularly the clinical attributes that were identified as most relevant for this prediction. THI has agreed to test the models on live data for a period of two to three months. After a successful validation, THI would be able to generate accurate mortality predictions of different types for their cardiac patient surgeries.

This is a first step in a series of more upcoming projects taken up by IBA and THI which could potentially digitalize the healthcare industry of Pakistan.