Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals today announced the launch of the first AI-poweredCardiovascular Disease Risk Score API (Application Program Interface), designed specifically to predict the risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the Indian population.
A joint press release said the tie-up is part of Microsoft’s AI Network for Healthcare initiative and that doctors across the Apollo network of hospitals can now leverage this AI-powered API to predict the risk of CVD and drive preventive cardiac care across the country.
Built on Microsoft Azure, the API aims to determine a more accurate CVD risk score for the Indian population and has been developed using a combination of applied AI and clinical expertise on a large sample of retrospective data on health checks and coronary events, it said.
Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, said “the amalgamation of AI and machine learning with the global expertise of our doctors will help prevent heart disease, save lives and ensure those with heart disease can make informed choices on their health.
We are confident that the combined power of Apollo and Microsoft can make a meaningful impact to stem the rise of heart disease in India,” she said.
Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited said ” We believe in the impact technology can have, specifically how Microsoft AI, Azure, and collaboration with our partners like Apollo, can come together and transform the healthcare sector.
This heart risk score for Indian populace is a true example of how precision health care can accelerate prevention of cardiovascular disease and reduce disease burden,” he said.