HealthNet Global (HNG), part of the Apollo Hospitals Group, India and Zebra Medical Vision, an AI Imaging software company, have announced a new collaboration that will focus on validating and deploying AI-based tools at scale across India.
The Apollo Hospitals Group is Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, and its presence includes 10,164 beds across 70+ Hospitals, 3,272 Pharmacies, over 200 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 500 plus Telemedicine Centres and over 180 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the country.
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Zebra and HNG shall jointly receive support from India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) for their $4.9 Million project to co-develop and to provide clinical validation, and evidence of the efficacy of radiology Al-based tools in India as per I4F norms. The final developed project will be able to assist as a primary screening method for major diseases in large scale screenings.
Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals commented on the announcement:
“When it comes to health, the promise of AI to provide access and improve outcomes in very intriguing. There is a critical need to provide good healthcare access in remote and rural communities, and we believe this initiative will allow us the opportunity to make significant advances in this area. Apollo’s clinical and scientific depth and Zebra-Med’s expertise in AI complement each other perfectly. This project is part of our continuing endeavor to design new tools to improve healthcare access and deliver best outcomes to patients at lower cost.”
Vikram Thaploo, CEO of HNG says this is an exciting time for AI in medicine.
“We believe in the impact that technology can have in helping provide timely, cost-effective, quality care to patients in remote locations and our partnership with Zebra-Med is a step in this journey.”
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