Healthcare IT News September 29, 2021
Adam Ang

This tool provides a risk score that factors in patients’ vital signs and lifestyle attributes.

Apollo Hospitals, one of India’s biggest hospital chains, has harnessed ten years’ worth of data from over 400,000 patients across India to develop an AI tool that predicts the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

WHAT IT DOES

Introduced yesterday, the Apollo AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk tool provides a risk score – categorised into high, moderate and minimal – that takes into account a patient’s lifestyle attributes, such as diet, tobacco and smoking preferences and physical activity, as well as psychological stress and anxiety as reflected via respiratory rate and blood pressure reading.

A news report that cited the hospital’s statement noted that the risk prediction tool,...

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