Microsoft has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Intelligent Network for eye care (MINE), an AI Network for Healthcare, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals, one of the largest health systems in India. The main aim of this collaboration is to create an AI-focused network in cardiology.
“AI Network for healthcare aims to democratize artificial intelligence by empowering healthcare providers with faster, intuitive and predictable solutions and reducing the disease burden.Our unique partnership with Apollo brings together our learnings in artificial intelligence and machine learning areas and Apollo’s experience and expertise in cardiology,” said Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, AI and Research, Microsoft.
“The systems of intelligence we create can change the lives of patients and the work of medical practitioners enabling accessible healthcare to all,” he added.
“This collaboration marks a paradigm shift for patients and the management of non-communicable diseases the world over. Cardiac disease is amongst India’s leading causes of mortality and morbidity, which is exacting a toll on the health and well-being of our citizens. Given our large clinical database and the significant pool of clinical talent, this partnership will help impact the global burden of cardiac disease,” said Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals.
“This collaboration with Microsoft’s path-breaking technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will help better predict, prevent and manage heart disease in the country. While we commence this in India, we will validate the algorithms and work towards creating a global consortium to tackle multiple conditions in cardiovascular disease,” Reddy added.
With this new partnership, the company will work to develop new machine learning models which can predict patient risk for heart diseases. It will also assist doctors in treatment of the diseases. The team is already working on AI-powered Cardio API platform.