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Microsoft partners Apollo Hospitals to fight cardiovascular diseases

IBEF:  August 06, 2019

Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals Group have come together to set up a National Clinical Coordination Committee (NCCC), which will manage the two entities on all cardiology and cardiovascular related Artificial Intelligence projects. Will also give clinical insights on creating clinical algorithms and treatment guidelines based on the inference of national, multi-centre prospect study.

Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, said, we have brought probably the best cardiologists from renowned hospitals like AIIMS and KGMU to be a part of this committee. The National Clinical Coordination Committee (NCCC) will help us immensely in our fight against the rising tsunami of non-communicable disease (NCDs)

The committee will work for the AI-controlled Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API. It will have members drawn from Apollo Hospitals, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; and King George's Medical University, Lucknow.

CVDs are the biggest reason for mortality in India with almost 25 per cent of mortalities in the age group of 25 to 69 years. Given the high predominance of CVDs in the country, Apollo Hospitals and Microsoft India launched the first ever AI-powered CVD Risk Score API, planned specifically to anticipate the risk of CVD in the country in 2018.

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