Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals launch AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API

Microsoft partners Apollo Hospitals to fight cardiovascular diseases

Microsoft announced a collaboration with the Apollo Hospitals Group to set up a committee for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API. The API stands for Application Program Interface.

The name of the committee will be the National Clinical Coordination Committee (NCCC), which will include doctors from AIIMS, King George Medical University, and Apollo Hospitals.

The NCCC will be going to offer guidance on the cardiovascular and cardiology related AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning) projects. Besides, the committee will also offer clinical insights on developing some of the guidelines based on the clinical treatment and algorithms on the study by a multicenter prospective.

Executive Opinion

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Ms. Sangita Reddy,  said, "We have brought some of the best cardiologists from renowned hospitals like AIIMS and KGMU together to be a part of this committee. The NCCC will help us immensely in our fight against the rising tsunami of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). We are also extending the scope of our partnership with Microsoft to meet the growing healthcare demands of people across the country and contribute more towards saving precious lives."

Corporate Vice President, Cloud, and Enterprise, Microsoft, Anil Bhansali,  said, "The NCCC is a great step forward as part of our partnership with Apollo. We are also engaging global consortium partners to scale the AI-powered API. We have already received approval for a pilot study and we hope that the findings will enable physicians to better understand the causes of CVDs in Indian population."

More About Apollo Hospital Initiatives

In the year 2018, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals collaborated on an Artificial Intelligence project to predict the odds of a patient prone to the diseases of cardiovascular. With the help of this new initiative, more than 200000 people have been screened with the help of AI-powered API at Apollo Hospitals. The APIs are hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, notes the announcement.

The AI-supported cardiovascular disease risk score API has been working so hard to help doctors to predict the risk score of patients five to seven years in advance, Microsoft announced.

Apollo Hospital always keeps on deploying some of the latest emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence for other diseases as well. Previously, it has collaborated with the IBM(International Business Machines) for adopting Watson for genomics and oncology, which is an AI platform.

Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals are planning to scale the API and working with health systems across the world, says the announcement.

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