Marking a paradigm shift from in-person evaluation to on-line and distant monitoring, Narayana Hospitals, a series of multi-speciality hospitals, coronary heart centres, and first care services headquartered in Bengaluru, has damaged away from the normal physician consultations to leverage synthetic intelligence to cut back the danger of virus transmission.
Provision of sufferers’ vitals in real-time on docs’ cell phones, robots that transport blood samples, digital assessments of cardiac danger and telemedicine are on the forefront of the Covid-19 battle on the Bengaluru hospitals now.
The hospitals use know-how platforms known as Atma and Neha. Atma facilitates cost for session, acts as a discharge counter and the pharmacy. Doctors make use of Neha to remotely entry information comparable to a affected person’s temperature, blood strain, cardiac arrest danger evaluation and to advise sufferers.
The overhaul was mentioned as a part of a session on the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY)’s conclave RAISE (Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Social Empowerment).
MEITY extra secretary Rajendra Kumar moderated the session, which was attended by researchers and members from throughout the medical ecosystem. “Analytics can provide relevant information to manage diseases; it can make our access to affordable care easier and promote technology for the poor and the common man. Artificial intelligence for diagnostic solutions, personalised predictions and drug discovery, and repositioning is the future. It can help us tackle Covid-19 and other future pandemics,” Kumar mentioned.
Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman and government director of Narayana Hospitals, mentioned that Covid-19 has fast-tracked the legalisation of telemedicine.
“At present, we are treating 400 Covid-19 patients, 100 of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit,” Shetty mentioned. “Our attempt has been that the least number of doctors and support staff comes to the hospitals.”
He added that over 17 years, the hospital has handled 53,000 sufferers with know-how. “We asked for telemedicine to be legalised but it didn’t happen. One week of Covid-19 and telemedicine is now a reality,” he added.
Shetty mentioned the hospitals leveraged synthetic intelligence to develop instruments, comparable to units hooked up to sufferers, that transmit real-time information to docs’ telephones. “We were able to segregate 20% of the patients who were at a higher risk of cardiac arrest, due to comorbidities or other reasons, so that we could provide the vulnerable extra care,” he mentioned.