The development and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and digital healthcare platforms are continuing research interests for Sujoy Kar.
With a background in clinical microbiology, he went on to graduate from the Indian Statistical Institute and the MIT Sloan School. Dr Kay is currently an adjunct faculty member for Healthcare Analysis and Management at IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur.
Having previously served as Medical Director of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Kolkata, his current roles are as Director of Medical Information (CMIO) and Vice President of the Apollo Hospitals Group.
The value of digital health
“Apollo Hospitals works tirelessly to advance the value of digital health and clinical AI for its patients, their families, physicians, healthcare workers and all stakeholders in a number of ways,” said Dr. Kar. Health It News.
Its efforts include the creation of Apollo 247, India’s only comprehensive digital health solution with 24-hour medical consultations, an online pharmacy with home delivery, online ordering of diagnostic tests and a system. secure personal medical record.
Apollo Hospitals has also developed several AI-based clinical solutions in areas such as cardiology, respiratory health, liver disease, antibiotic management, breast cancer, COVID-19 scanners and predictors, and the prediabetes.
“The goal of these clinical AI tools is to predict different risks and stages of disease and to guide physicians and patients for better interventions,” explains Dr. Kar.
The hospital group offers telemedicine and teleradiology consultations and a network of tele-ICU services. He has also undertaken various projects to use the technology for patient monitoring using IoT devices.
To address the ethical challenges associated with emerging technologies, Apollo Hospitals have formulated a framework called EASE – Ethics, Adoption, Adequacy and Explainability® to propagate practical approaches in clinical AI.
Familiarize yourself with emerging technologies
“Emerging technology can provide easy and affordable health through digital platforms and condition management programs that help with adherence, appointments, alerts and access,” says Dr. Kar .
He believes that it is essential to use patient-reported results to define clinical pathways, algorithms and guidelines, thus contributing to the triple objective of improving quality, reducing costs and increasing performance. accessibility.
Apollo Hospitals are also embracing emerging technologies through the use of wearable devices to monitor patient health and lifestyle, addressing clinical complexities and decision support with the AI-ML algorithm developed at from millions of patient data as they follow their longitudinal care processes, and using simplistic application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate with organizations electronic medical records (EMRs).
The hospital group also integrates the Apollo ProHealth program, which combines predictive risk analysis, diagnosis and physician assessment to create personalized patient health management programs.
“These algorithms streamline better clinical decision making and appropriate and timely conversions to higher levels of care,” explains Dr. Kar.
Dr Kar speaks at the HIMSS21 APAC conference during the main session titled Getting Personal with Emerging Tech. This fully digital event will take place on October 18-19 and is free to all healthcare providers. Register here.