AI makes patient care efficient and affordable at AIG summit

Hyderabad: AIG Hospitals became the first tertiary care hospital in the country to host a dedicated conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare with the sole objective to bring together doctors, technology experts, AI researchers, and government officials, discussing the future of AI-based patient care.

“The technology landscape is changing at an exponential pace and with AI coming into picture, it is important that we learn from each other to offer the best possible solutions for our patients. AI has the potential to dramatically enhance diagnosis, reduce hospitalization and provide personalized treatment. Our aim is to collaborate with government and non-government institutions to build and sustain AI-based healthcare solutions that will not only improve the clinical effectiveness of modern-day medical facilities but also make treatment far more affordable and accessible,” said Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman, AIG Hospitals in his opening remark.

The day-long conference shed light on the cutting-edge applications of AI technologies, their impact on patient care, and the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery. Over 300participants got the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, gain valuable perspectives, and discover innovative solutions that leverage the power of AI to enhance medical diagnosis, treatment, and overall patient outcomes.

Speaking at the occasion, the state Minister for IT,E&C, Industries & Commerce and Legislative Affairs, D Sridhar Babu said “In our rapidly evolving digital era, artificial intelligence has emerged as a powerful tool in healthcare transformation, especially with its ability to make faster diagnosis and resource allocation efficient, an example that we have witnessed during the pandemic.

Collaborative efforts between government, healthcare institutions, and technology experts are crucial to harnessing the full potential of AI. I commend AIG Hospitals and Dr. Reddy for taking the initiative to host this significant event and contribute to the dialogue on the integration of AI in our healthcare ecosystem.”

Dr. Prateek Sharma, one of world’s leading gastroenterologist and upcoming president of the American Society of GI Endoscopy (ASGE), who was one of the Course Director for this conference observed; “We are committed to fostering an environment of continuous learning and innovation. Working across geographies, we thrive to diligentlycurate a program that brings together experts from various fields to share insights, explore challenges, and envision a future where AI and healthcare seamlessly integrate for the benefit of patients and healthcare providers alike. In India, AI can contribute immensely to bring accessible healthcare for rural population and its applications can have significant outcomes not just clinically but administratively as well.”

The conference agenda included panel discussions, case studies, and interactive sessions covering topics such as AI-driven diagnostics, personalized medicine, ethical considerations, and the role of regulatory frameworks in ensuring the responsible deployment of AI in healthcare. One of the most interesting sessions was on “How to use ChatGPT?” by Rajiv Kumar, Managing Director & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft India. Mr. Kumar demonstrated several practical use cases of ChatGPT in clinical scenarios and how it can potentially aid doctors in forms of communicating with their patients and compiling their research studies.

Other eminent speakers who spoke are; Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder – Chairman, Cyient, Anil Chalamalasetty, CEO & MD, Greenko, Dr. Sravanthi Parasa, from Swedish Medical Center, USA, Dr. Vineet Ahuja, Professor – Gastroenterology, AIIMS Delhi,  Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, Network Associate Director, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Prof. SK Mishra, Head of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGI Lucknow and Dr. GV Rao, Director, AIG Hospitals.