Bengaluru-based multispecialty hospital group Sparsh Hospitals has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE HealthCare to collaborate on precision medicine. 

Their partnership involves the development and validation of AI and other digital technologies that will potentially improve care in oncology, cardiology, and neurology. 

Dr H Marzoeki Mahdi Hospital Bogor, the national referral centre for mental health services in Indonesia, has also recently signed an MOU with King’s College Hospital in London, United Kingdom to set up a perinatal mental health centre. 

Up to 57% of all mothers in the country last year experienced “baby blues” or mild depression after giving birth, based on data from Indonesia’s National Population and Family Planning Board.

Inspired by King’s College Hospital’s Mother Baby Unit, the upcoming mental health facility at Marzoeki Mahdi Hospital will provide mental health services for pregnant women. 

The unit will use EMRs to introduce digitised patient records. “We really want to use a health data recording system but one that can also maintain privacy, especially data related to mental health problems,” Marzoeki Mahdi Hospital director Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf shared in a statement.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has tied up with Swiss medical device company SmartCardia to enhance its capability of detecting arrhythmia. 

The Mumbai-based tertiary hospital will be implementing the AI-powered SmartCardia 7L (seven-lead) patch, which transmits ECG and other critical vitals in near real time, allowing doctors to access patient data immediately over the cloud. It can also automatically alert care teams of critical events.

“Smart devices that monitor the patient’s heart on a continuous basis will help in saving lives by enabling rapid response from caregivers. Proactive and personalised management of heart conditions will help in delivering positive clinical outcomes for patients,” explained cardiology consultant Dr Venkat D. Nagarajan, who is also KDAH’s lead for Heart Rhythm and Cardiac Device Services. 

Robotic surgery is a key feature of Apollo Proton Cancer Centre‘s newly launched Apollo Rectal Cancer Programme. 

The only centre for rectal cancer in India, ARC provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care, focusing on rectal preservation. It also addresses a range of rectal cancer issues, including major polyps, early rectal cancer, and peritoneal surface malignancies.

Among treatments, ARC offers robotic surgery for persistent disease, “removing the residual tumour and reconstructing them with advanced robotic surgical techniques” to keep patients from using a permanent bag or undergoing colostomy, said APCC colorectal consultant and robotic surgeon Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan. 

Besides robotic surgery, the organ-specific centre also offers chemoradiotherapy and proton therapy.


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