The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Apollo Hospitals have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaborative research in the clinical application of artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting edge technologies.
This is first-of-its-kind formal collaboration between Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider and a globally renowned institution of technology, engineering and Computer Science.
Prof A R Harish, Dean R&D, IIT Kanpur and Prof Krishnan Ganapathy, Director Apollo Telemedicine, Apollo Hospitals, signed the MoU in the presence of Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur and Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Apollo Research and Innovations (ARI) has been spearheading medical research, innovation, health education, teaching and clinical deployment of AI for over two decades.
The first to have ISO certified AI-based clinical applications to predict the risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, COPD and asthma, and liver fibrosis, Apollo has proven these in clinical practice after intensive studies with globally renowned partners from the academia and industry.
The collaboration with IIT Kanpur will build on this foundation and expand the domain of research and development in healthcare technology.
“Apollo has been at the forefront of providing patients with access to the latest in medical technology. With two medical colleges, a medical school in the UK, an Apollo University and 20 institutions providing advanced training in Nursing and Hospital Administration, Ph.D programmes and 625 DNB seats in specialties and super specialties, we look forward to our experience and expertise adding value to the innovative research done at IIT Kanpur,” Reddy said.
“Being a research and educational institution of national importance, IIT Kanpur has consistently invested in imparting and undertaking cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research in science, technology and engineering in association with industry. Now, with this MoU with Apollo Hospitals, we envision to have fruitful collaborations in areas such as AI in health and other emerging innovations that will contribute towards making India’s healthcare systems robust,” Karandikar said.