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Roundup: IIT Madras develops IT tool to improve rural health and more briefs

IIT Madras develops IT tool to improve rural health

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has created an IT tool to monitor and improve the health of Scheduled Caste (SC) communities in Andhra Pradesh.

It was deployed for a project in E. Palaguttapalli SC in the Chittoor district where it was used to gather detailed household-level health-related information year-round and to make an objective assessment of the impact of medical treatment and dietary advice on major health conditions. 

The project also organised online live interactions every other month where special lectures on improving one’s health were delivered.

Following this pilot, IIT Madras researchers plan to build a mobile application to digitise health status monitoring and mapping in SC communities.


AIIMS New Delhi to go all digital for payments

All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi (AIIMS New Delhi) will be implementing all-digital payments at its counters starting in April next year. 

The public medical university and hospital is setting up a smart card facility to enhance the payment experience for patients. It will be integrated with its existing billing facility with arrangements to be made for instalment payments.

Once the facility goes live, no cash payment shall be accepted at the counters of AIIMS New Delhi other than its smart card. Top-up counters will also be installed at different locations within OPDs.


ASUS, Octopian to bring AI medical coding solutions to the Middle East

IT providers ASUS and Octopian have tied up to deliver an integrated cloud solution for optimising revenue cycle management in the Middle East. 

This collaboration will see ASUS’s AI-powered coding assistant Miraico integrated with the Octopian Cloud platform. The resulting solution will help healthcare providers analyse medical terms in clinical records and automatically suggest appropriate ICD-10 codes to optimise Diagnosis-Related Group assignments and enhance hospital operations.

According to a press release, this integrated offering will first come to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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