At the recently organised Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the expansion of its Intelligent Network for eyecare (MINE). MINE now known as AI Network for healthcare, has created an AI-focused network in cardiology, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals.
The partnership between Microsoft and Apollo will work to develop and deploy new machine learning models to predict patient risk for heart disease and assists doctors on treatment plans. The team is already working on an AI-powered Cardio API (application program interface) platform.
“AI Network for healthcare aims to democratise artificial intelligence by empowering healthcare providers with faster, intuitive and predictable solutions and reducing the disease burden. Our unique partnership with Apollo brings together our learnings in artificial intelligence and machine learning areas and Apollo’s experience and expertise in cardiology. The systems of intelligence we create can change the lives of patients and the work of medical practitioners enabling accessible healthcare to all,” said Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, AI & Research, Microsoft.
The AI Network for healthcare is part of Microsoft’s Healthcare NExT. It is aimed to accelerate healthcare innovation through AI and cloud computing. At HIMSS, Microsoft also announced several other projects in the Healthcare space.