The Apollo Hospitals Group, one of Asia's largest and most trusted healthcare providers, has announced the launch of the Apollo Clinical Intelligence Engine, a clinical decision support tool that will be available to all India doctors through the Apollo 24|7 platform. This tool, created with the latest AI and ML techniques, is set to revolutionise Indian healthcare by exponentially increasing diagnosis accuracy, doctor productivity, and patient satisfaction all at once.
The Clinical Intelligence Engine can analyse massive amounts of data to assist healthcare professionals in identifying patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. In terms of numbers, the intelligence engine has over 1,300 conditions and 800 symptoms in its vocabulary, which covers 95% of the average case mix in OPDs. It is one of the world's largest connected health data lakes, built by over 100 engineers using 40 years of Apollo data and the collective intelligence of 1,000s of doctors, as well as supporting data from peer-reviewed journals. It has been tested and validated by a number of global academic institutions.
This indigenous breakthrough, designed specifically for the South Asian Region mix, is powered by a knowledge base built, maintained, and reviewed on a regular basis by an in-house team of more than 500 Apollo doctors and specialists. It also aids and supports differential diagnosis situations, allowing doctors to be more prompt and precise in order to achieve better clinical outcomes.
Dedicating the Apollo Clinical Intelligence Engine to all doctors, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “As I turn 90, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have built one of Asia's largest omnichannel healthcare ecosystem. But it has always been my wish to do more to make India truly healthy, especially when we face a huge tsunami of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. When my team conceptualized the Clinical Intelligence Engine, I knew it was a breakthrough that would revolutionize healthcare as we know it. The CIE could not be restricted to Apollo but needed to be shared with doctors across India. I am therefore happy to offer the Apollo CIE to every qualified, practicing doctor in India. I am sure that together, we will be able to make Indians healthier through timely and more accurate diagnosis independent of geographical, regional or income divides.”
"At Apollo Hospitals, the launch of the game-changing Apollo Clinical Intelligence Engine is a significant milestone. We discovered a tangible improvement in diagnosis accuracy, doctor productivity, and patient satisfaction when we equipped Apollo doctors with CIE in OPDs a few months ago. More than 4,000 Apollo doctors are currently using it and have seen a significant improvement in their diagnosis outcomes; it has become a part of their routine OPD operations. "We are committed to using technology to improve the healthcare experience for patients and physicians, and the Apollo CIE is proof of that," said Sangita Reddy, joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals Group.
The Apollo CIE also increases the scale of operation for healthcare providers by helping organisations meet the multi-channel demand for access with safe, clinically validated health interactions via the symptom checker and doctors equipped with this expert clinical knowledge system. Apollo CIE analyses users’ symptoms, determines the cause and recommends next best actions. The CIE is a self-learning engine that helps doctors stay abreast with access to an ocean of knowledge. Last year alone, the CIE was able to take into consideration over 6,00,000 new developments as a result of clinical papers that were released.
The CIE is available for use in Apollo Hospitals and will be available for wider use on February 6, 2023.