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Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients

Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients

Healthcare startup Cardiotrack joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.

Bengaluru, Healthcare startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.

As part of this association, Columbia Asia Hospital would use Bengaluru-based Cardiotrack’s hand-held AI-powered device to create an ecosystem that can provide preventive cardiac care to people who may not even be aware that they have heart issues.

Cardiotrack claims to capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart devices which will reduce the time lapse between diagnosis and treatment — a life-saver in most cases.

“By joining hands with Columbia Asia, we hope to make Cardiotrack’s portable and digitised diagnostic solution accessible to a large number of people,” said Ashim Roy, CEO, Cardiotrack.

“This portable device will definitely help increase the number of corporate and outstation camps we conduct, in turn helping us diagnose cardiac risk at an early stage and provide timely solution,” added Pratyush Srivastava, General Manager Columbia Asia Hospital.

Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients

Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients

Healthcare startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.

As part of this association, Columbia Asia Hospital would use Bengaluru-based Cardiotrack’s hand-held AI-powered device to create an ecosystem that can provide preventive cardiac care to people who may not even be aware that they have heart issues.

Cardiotrack claims to capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart devices which will reduce the time lapse between diagnosis and treatment — a life-saver in most cases.

“By joining hands with Columbia Asia, we hope to make Cardiotrack’s portable and digitised diagnostic solution accessible to a large number of people,” said Ashim Roy, CEO, Cardiotrack.

“This portable device will definitely help increase the number of corporate and outstation camps we conduct, in turn helping us diagnose cardiac risk at an early stage and provide timely solution,” added Pratyush Srivastava, General Manager Columbia Asia Hospital.

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Heathcare startup collaborates with Columbia Asia to provide portable AI-based solutions

Heathcare startup collaborates with Columbia Asia to provide portable AI-based solutions

Healthcare startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI) -based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.

As part of this association, Columbia Asia Hospital would use Bengaluru-based Cardiotrack’s hand-held AI-powered device to create an ecosystem that can provide preventive cardiac care to people who may not even be aware that they have heart issues.

Cardiotrack claims to capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart devices which will reduce the time lapse between diagnosis and treatment — a life-saver in most cases.

“By joining hands with Columbia Asia, we hope to make Cardiotrack’s portable and digitized diagnostic solution accessible to a large number of people,” said Ashim Roy, CEO, Cardiotrack.

“This portable device will definitely help increase the number of corporate and outstation camps we conduct, in turn helping us diagnose cardiac risk at an early stage and provide timely solution,” added Pratyush Srivastava, General Manager Columbia Asia Hospital.

“At present heart health diagnosis happens only at hospitals or large clinics, it doesn’t happen at the primary health care centers and these centers are often not affordable or accessible,” added Roy talking to Economic Times in a recent report.

Cardiotrack collaborates with Columbia Asia Hospitals

Cardiotrack collaborates with Columbia Asia Hospitals

Cardiotrack will capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart devices

Cardiotrack, the pioneer in AI-based diagnostic solutions for cardiac care, has teamed up with Columbia Asia Hospitals in Bangalore to help address the urgent need for timely diagnosis and treatment of cardiac ailments.

As part of this association, Columbia Asia Hospitals will be using Cardiotrack’s hand-held device powered by AI to create an ecosystem that can provide preventive cardiac care to people who may not even be aware that they have heart health problems.

Cardiotrack will capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart devices. That way, there’s no time lapse between diagnosis and treatment – a life-saver in most cases.

Earlier this month, Cardiotrack was successfully used by Columbia Asia Hospital – Whitefield at its recently held heart health camp where close to 100 patients were screened. The results were worrisome and proved that cardiac health in India can be more effective if there is preventive care. In fact, Columbia Asia Hospitals in Hebbal, Yeshwantpur and Mysore have also deployed these devices which will aid patients and doctors in the treatment of cardiac related issues.

Speaking about the company’s association with Columbia Asia Hospitals, Ashim Roy, CEO, Cardiotrack, said, “ By joining hands with Columbia Asia, we hope to make Cardiotrack’s portable and digitised diagnostic solution accessible to a large number of people.”

Reiterating the significance of the association, Pratyush Srivastava, General Manager – Columbia Asia Hospital – Whitefield said, “We at Columbia Asia pride ourselves in providing timely care to our patients. This portable device will definitely help increase the number of corporate and outstation camps we conduct, in turn helping us diagnose cardiac risk at an early stage and provide timely solution.

Cardiotrack is leveraging IoT & Artificial Intelligence for cardiac care

Cardiotrack is leveraging IoT & Artificial Intelligence for cardiac care

Cardiotrack, a Bangalore based startup, is leveraging Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to capture ECG signal and provide diagnose heart health problems at primary healthcare centers.

Cardiotrack’s m-Health platform allows primary care physicians to view ECG data, store patient records for easy retrieval and send the information for secure storage in the cloud.

“At present heart health diagnosis happens only at hospitals or large clinics, it doesn’t happen at the primary healthcare centers and these centers are often not affordable or accessible” Ashim Roy, Co-Founder & CEO, Cardiotrack said. Hence, this health-tech startup is trying to bridge this healthcare gap through IT prospective. “Our mission is to significantly reduce the cost of diagnosis through technology and innovation”.

The hand-held IoT device provides a complete 12-lead ECG scan of a patient. The monitor connects to an ECG cable. Doctor connects the electrodes of the ECG cable with the patient’s body. Once the electrical signals are captured on the IoT device, the information is transferred to an application installed on an Android phone via Bluetooth. The ECG signal can easily be sent from the Android device to a cardiologist or sent to AI engine for interpretation.

The information captured is stored on the cloud server, which is connected to an AI engine where the ECG signal is analyzed with a high degree of accuracy to identify specific heart conditions.

Cardiotrack combines innovation in digital medical electronics with data analytics, cloud storage and diagnostics workflow management and AI to deliver a cost effective solution that can be easily deployed at primary care facilities.

“This artificial intelligence based cardiac care solution addresses key challenges especially in under-served areas where accurate, on-time diagnosis can not only save lives, it saves livelihood of a family.” Roy added.

How Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence is changing the face of rural healthcare

How Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence is changing the face of rural healthcare

By Ashim Roy

For a population of 128 crores, India has 10.12 lakh doctors. Of these, a recent KPMG report says, 74 per cent cater to only a third of the urban residents. In other words, there are only about 2.63 lakh doctors catering to the majority of Indians residing on the fringes of urban settlements and in rural areas.

On the other hand, India has more than 90 crore mobile phone connections. Studies show that in 2008 the number of devices connected to the Internet was more than the number of people on Earth! By 2020, the prediction is that there’ll be nearly 50 billion (5000 crore) ‘Connected Things’. Thanks to the ever-growing reach of broadband Internet and smartphones, we now have novel opportunities to bridge the healthcare gap.

For Indian healthcare, the game changer will be the combination of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The challenge is to bring in new generation of healthcare solutions at the primary care level, with focus on preventive care.

Tech talk
Today, the smart watch keeps tabs on the blood glucose levels, while smart implants communicate patient parameters in real-time to doctors. There are supercomputer systems that help oncologist make informed decisions about cancer care and treatment. New-age diagnostic devices and mobile health applications are altering the healthcare landscape.

We can draw a parallel with the mobile telecom technologies. While developed economies went through many generations of technology evolution to reach the current LTE standard, India had a late start and consequently skipped some of the early generations of analog technologies, swiftly migrating from 2G to 3G and now to LTE. In healthcare delivery, IoT and AI can achieve the same progression. From improving the precision of medical care and increasing the accuracy of medical data to facilitating ..

According to industry reports, the healthcare AI market is projected to grow from $667 million in 2016 to nearly $8 billion by 2022, while the healthcare IoT market is expected to reach $72.02 billion by 2021 from $22.5 billion in 2016. Naturally, healthcare majors, technology giants as well as innovative startups are making a beeline for the IoT and AI healthcare space.

Lesser equals
Unfortunately, most of the cutting-edge innovations and technology breakthroughs in medicine get limited to corporate hospitals in cities. Seldom do they reach the 72 percent of the populace in rural India. Blame it on the lack of infrastructure and trained medical personnel, the poor accessibility or low affordability, the fact remains that rural healthcare presents a mammoth challenge.

Our focus needs to be on preventive care – to identify and diagnose the problems through early intervention. For that, we need innovative thinking and creative solutions, which have the following attributes:

Affordability
For deeper penetration into the rural areas, we need to look at low-cost clinical grade diagnostics that can be deployed in primary health centres.

Information exchange
Given that there’s about 81 per cent shortage of specialists in rural health centres, the patient data needs to be shared with medical experts (in cities) through network-connected health sensors. IoT makes that possible.

Portability
For diagnostic devices to be used effectively in a rural setting, the lightweight, handheld variety works best. Physicians and healthcare workers must be able to easily carry the devices.

Low maintenance
Robust devices that are easy to maintain are most suitable for the primary care environment.

Timely intervention
Interpretation of diagnostics data to start the intervention requires consultation with a specialist. While IoT facilitates data portability, AI helps primary care physicians perform faster diagnosis, leading to timely, life-saving interventions. Besides, the key driver for preventive care is predictive diagnosis based on AI.

The big picture
Technology cannot be a substitute for doctors. However, it can help medical professionals to reach out to patients in less-developed areas, where access to quality healthcare remains a concern. Remote clinical monitoring, chronic disease management and preventive care become feasible propositions when IoT and AI join hands in the healthcare sphere.

Data is knowledge. And the adoption of Electronic Health Records is already augmenting the volume of patient data. As more and more digital records get collected, healthcare planners will get empowered to deal with bigger issues. Health demographic maps can be created to:

Identify the prevalence of different types of illnesses in different parts of the country.
Detect disease outbreaks in the early stages.
Identify overuse of certain types of medical procedures or certain types of drugs.
Establish norms based on actual medical records rather than prevalent statistical models.