Roundup: Launch of AI COVID screening tool at Bangalore International Airport and more submissions
Corporal Health Solutions Provides AI Screening Tool for COVID-19 at International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, India has officially launched an AI screening tool to detect COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by Corporeal Health Solutions, a health technology solution provider based in Chennai.
CHS, in partnership with the Indian Association of Radiology and Imaging (IRIA), enables this through its screening system called CHOCO – which identifies abnormalities in chest X-rays and provides results in “nanoseconds”, a noted report. According to the company’s website, its technology has a baseline accuracy of 91%.
“During the pandemic, we have observed the problems encountered during checks at entry and exit ports and have seen the need for a faster and economically viable solution,” said Dr Mona Bhatia, coordinator of the IA committee at the IRIA.
In a four-week pilot study carried out by the IRIA with more than 1,500 volunteer passengers, the screening process using CHOCO took only five minutes per person, reducing the standard passenger waiting time and guaranteeing an environment airport without queuing. The system has also been found to detect communicable diseases in asymptomatic passengers.
The private hospital group EMC Healthcare calls on Intersystem for digitization
Indonesian EMC Healthcare, the private hospital business of media company EMTEK Group, has chosen global IT provider InterSystems to digitize healthcare information on its network.
According to a press release, the hospital group will implement the InterSystems TrakCare hospital information system across its six hospitals, unifying the network under a single EMR system.
TrakCare will allow clinicians at any EMC hospital to instantly and securely access their patients’ medical records. With all departments using the same system, patient wait times and potential errors will be minimized, InterSystems said.
The EMR system further enables patients to continue treatment of their chronic conditions at home through the integration of remote monitoring.
Additionally, TrakCare offers a patient engagement solution that allows patients and their families or caregivers to access health records, book appointments, and participate in the care process.
“The future of healthcare is digital,” said Jusup Halimi, CEO of EMC Healthcare. Explaining their decision to partner with InterSystems, he said, “Whether it’s accelerating the patient journey, enabling treatment at home, or using the latest medical equipment and AI tools, data is essential”.
“EMC Healthcare is taking a giant leap forward in becoming a digital hospital group,” commented Luciano Brustia, InterSystems General Manager for Asia-Pacific.
SIMS Hospital Chennai launches home care service with virtual care
The SRM Institutes for Medical Science Hospital in Chennai, India has launched its Hello Doctor program to offer home health care services with virtual care.
According to a press release, the program offers both a home care service and acute home care, guided by follow-up and treatment protocols.
Although primarily aimed at the elderly and children, Hello Doctor will also provide treatment for more than 50 acute conditions at home, including asthma, chronic heart failure, pneumonia and lung disease.
The initiative, according to SRM Group Chairman, Dr. Ravi Pachamuthu, was created in response to demand from their patients. “It is a popular preference program equipped with a perfect combination of our best medical professionals and the best of technology to ensure that the patient does not suffer any adverse consequences by monitoring them constantly.”
“With the launch of the Hello Doctor initiative, SIMS is poised to deliver its proven quality hospital services beyond its existing walls and remains committed to ensuring that patients also receive the care they need at home. said Thiru Ma. Subramaniam, Minister of Health of Tamil Nadu, commented on the launch.
As part of Hello Doctor, SIMS Hospital has launched a fleet of vehicles, as well as a helpline and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to run the program.