Samantha Davey, Head of Programme Delivery and David Evans, Functional Architect of Medica Group Plc spoke on adopting Qure.ai’s technology to support clinical professionals to ensure the best possible patient care. Over the last 16 years, Medica has evolved to become an innovative, dynamic and progressive company supporting over 100+ NHS hospitals through teleradiology. Medica has been leading the way in connecting and supporting clinical professionals to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. In this interview, Samantha and David explain to Reshma about their thought process in bringing artificial intelligence into their workflows, pointers to help choose the right teleradiology provider for your NHS hospital, and how using Qure.ai’s technology along with ‘NightHawk’ – Medica’s emergency reporting diagnostic tool helped support the acute care environment. “Medica is a clinically-led teleradiology firm underpinned by technology.” – David Evans about UK’s largest teleradiology firm’s approach to supporting clinicians to ensure the best possible patient care. Introduction to speakers: 0:06 – 2:42 About Medica & its offerings: 2:45 – 7:53 Why integrate AI into workflows: 7:55 – 11:39 What should customers keep in mind when choosing teleradiology: 12:26 – 18:15 Medica’s NightHawk emergency reporting diagnostic tool & Qure.ai’s integration: 18:18 – 28:32
Dr Abdullah Al Maniri, Co-Founder, CEO at The Data Academy and Former VP Support Services at Oman Medical Specialty Board spoke about how qSCOUT by Qure.ai helped in monitoring patients and quarantine people in their homes. Dr. Abdullah also highlighted how qSCOUT was effective in monitoring the spread of the pandemic and set priorities by using Artificial Intelligence technology to minimize the intervention of medical personnel in early quarantine stages. It supported the overall medical system by minimizing and scheduling visits to medical institutions, focusing only on cases that need a medical examination. In this interview, Doctor Abdullah Al Maniri from Oman shared his thoughts and insights on Qure’s initiatives with Mohammed Hassan, Director Business Development, Qure.ai in Middle Eastern Africa. “I was really impressed by professional competency that the entire Qure.ai team who was dedicated to this project really was at highest level, the quality of the work, the quality of the team, the ability to execute and deliver on time. I remember it was not easy to integrate with with the Ministry of Health application, but the team and Qure went all the way through to make sure that the integration happens perfectly..” – Dr. Abdullah said. Timelines Introduction to speakers: 0:01- 0:42 About Dr Abdullah Al Maniri: 0:42 – 1:45 qScout and implementation with Ministry of Health, Oman: 1:46 – 6:50 Potential impact of AI in Healthcare in general in Middle East and in Oman: 8:06 – 16:34 Feedback and advice by Dr Abdullah: 16:34 – 18:40
In terms of Stroke diagnosis and management, AI has a major role particularly in the early detection of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke – Dr. Pandian.
In our latest podcast episode, Qure’s Supriya Medapati speaks to Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian, Professor, and Principal, CMC Ludhiana. During the discussion, he shared his experience in the field of Stroke Management. He also shared his insights on how stroke diagnosis and management can be improved in lower and middle-income (LMIC) countries. He believes that AI can play a major role not only in the diagnosis and management of the stroke but also in the prediction of the recovery of the patient.
Best Practices to better manage stroke care: 8:00 – 12:00
Scope of technology & AI in stroke care and workflow management: 12:40 – 16:10
Recommendation for practitioners in LMIC to work around the challenges in stroke care: 21:15 – 25:40
Dr. Das and his team wanted an AI solution that could determine if an X-ray was normal or abnormal and if an abnormality was detected, and then highlight the abnormalities. He talks about his journey spanning 3 years to choose the right AI for the radiology team and how in the process he set up the Kent Artificial Intelligence Network (KAIN), a group that facilitates conversations on AI and helps to implement AI across East Kent NHS. “I personally can see the great impact AI can have on my patients”, he says.
In this episode, Qure’s Dr. Justy Antony Chiramal, speaks with Dr. A.T. Prabhakar, a neurologist who is currently a professor of neurology in the department of neurological sciences Christian medical college (CMC) Vellore. In this dialogue they discuss their experiences in providing critical care in various healthcare settings, challenges they face managing conditions like stroke, and if technology like AI-based CT reading solutions can help with patient outcomes in real-world conditions.
Prashant Warier, Qure.ai CEO, caught up with Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Director -Dr. Lucica Ditiu, a global authority in public health and lung diseases on the impact COVID-19 has had on TB. She also shared experiences from her 30-year journey in public health. The Stop TB Partnership has launched the Digital Health Technology Hub (DHT Hub), a unifying virtual platform that brings together the organization’s expertise and work in the digital health technology space to support the achievement of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UNHLM on TB) commitments and targets. Listen to all this and more on this episode.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Mumbai, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) promptly embraced newer technologies, while creatively utilizing available resources.
Qure is supported by ACT Grants and India Health Fund (IHF) for joining MCGM’s efforts for the pandemic response using qXR for COVID-19 management. IHF is an initiative of Tata Trusts and the Global Fund created to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria endeavors.
In our latest podcast episode, we speak with Dr. Hemanth Deshmukh, Dean of K.E.M Hospital, and Madhav Joshi, CEO, IHF who are leading and supporting the COVID-19 management efforts in the city of Mumbai. Here is a deeper dive into how the versatility of chest x-rays and Artificial Intelligence helped the financial capital of India in efforts to containing this pandemic.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was the first in the UK to use Qure.ai’s technology to help medics monitor covid-19 progression in patients. The tool automates the interpretation of coronavirus proliferation from chest X-rays, making it easier for healthcare professionals to monitor the extent and rate of progression of the viral infection.
Dr. Rizwan Malik of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust speaks to Rohit Ghosh and shares his experience of deploying AI to manage COVID-19 (20.00), as well as offers pointers to others looking to implement AI solutions (22.00).
Also, how much of tech do physicians need to know before they implement AI in their practice? (25.15)
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is a particularly pertinent problem in the Philippines. More than 70 Filipinos die due to TB every day, a curable and preventable disease.
An estimated 65,000 TB cases remain undetected and untreated. These are called the ‘missing TB cases’. Advancing Client-centered Care and Expanding Sustainable Services for TB (ACCESS TB) is a three-year project under the Philippines Global Fund TB grant, managed by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). The project has begun pushing 4 strategies as part of the efforts to find the ‘missing people’ with TB.
Jerome Triñona has been working with the Access TB for the past few years. He speaks to Qure.ai’s Operations head, Reshma Suresh. He walks us through the project’s various initiatives to find the ‘missing TB cases’, the challenges they faced, and how they used technology to bring healthcare to the Philippines’ vulnerable population.