NASSCOM CoE– IoT& AI uncovers Digital solutions through Healthcare Innovation Challenge#2, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: NASSCOM Centre of Excellence CoE– IoT& AI (a MeitY initiative with State Govt) announced results for the Healthcare Innovation Challenge (HIC) #2 bringing the first phase of the initiative to an end. The challenge introduced by NASSCOM aimed at bridging the gap for healthcare providers to adopt digital technology.

Eminent dignitaries including Padma Shri recipient Kiran Karnik, former NASSCOM president, Padma Shri recipient Dr. (Prof) MohsinWali, Former Physician to the President of India, Sr. Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Shayanika Hazarika, Director – Healthcare, Microsoft, Dileep Mangsuli, Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers amongst others marked their presence at the event.

The key objectives of the innovation challenge as noted by NASSCOM include driving operational excellence by enabling automation of administrative processes; digitization of clinical workflows through adoption of digital technology solutions; enabling healthcare providers to nominate use cases as per the digital solution needs and driving the program to enable the curation, evaluation and deployment of technology-led innovative solutions to address the nominated use cases.

The winners of the challenge were KareXpert (Hospital Automation), Qritive (AI-based Cancer Diagnosis), Endimension (Centralised Tele-radiology Reporting and Integrating Radiology reports into Multimedia Files and Patient Friendly Report), EZDI (Digital Clinical Assistant for Integrating with Legacy EHR), Helyxon and JioVio (Homecare & Patient Monitoring Solutions). LiveHealth, Onward Health, AiraMatrix, TeleRadsol and DeepTek.Ai and Ibis.AI were declared the runner ups for the challenge.

Speaking on the change innovative solutions can bring to healthcare technology Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM said, “New technology and innovative solutions today are addressing the medical requirements such as early diagnosis, effective treatment and patient or disease management and will help us to substantially improve our healthcare indices. The NDHM initiative will be big boost to the digital healthcare that will enable sharing of healthcare records.”

Highlighting the positive change that the recently launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will bring to the healthcare sector, Prof Dr M Wali asserted that the issuance of Digital health IDs will ensure great accessibility for healthcare services in addition to helping keep records.

Explicating on the need to digitise healthcare sector, Dr. (Prof) MohsinWali, Former Physician to the President of India, Sr. Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said “Initiatives like this deserve praise and recognition for paving the way for new developments, innovation, ideas, methods and efforts in the field of healthcare. The healthcare sector is seeing the fast-paced efforts for cutting-edge technology adoption that is enabling digital growth. New approaches to healthcare like telemedicine for online medical consultation is not only reducing the burden on health infrastructure but further helping to connect health providers to remote areas. Such success is encouraging innovators and business leaders to develop, identity and scale up new innovations. I hope endeavors like this continue to find solutions to already existing and new problems that could result in healthier communities and overall well-being.”

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