Radical Health Tech | MeitY Raise 2020 AI Showcase
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Name / Organization: Radical Health Tech Pvt Ltd
Co-founders: Rito Maitra
Title of Project: Radical Health – AI based systemic disease detection from retinal scan
Use of AI:
Radical Health builds solutions for detecting multiple diseases by analysing non-invasive medical images, patient data and medical records using deep learning. Based on a single eye scan, hundreds of diseases can be detected — including diseases like hypertension and diabetes; apart from ocular diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
SN Benefits Target Market
- Preventive Health Screenings for Populations Public Health Systems
- Referral & Triage Mechanisms Healthcare Providers & Pharmaceutical Companies
- Electronic Medical Records and Analysis Healthcare Providers & Pharmaceutical Companies
Journey So far:
Radical was incorporated in 2019. Radical started out building preventive health solutions, and after multiple successful clinical validations, forayed into the broader health and data domain. It currently works with some of the largest healthcare providers in India, including the public health apparatus of Maharashtra, and 3 of the 5 largest eye hospitals in India, among others. Despite a lean core team, Radical’s software products process data of more than 30 lakh patients annually and has billed more than $1 M in annual recurring revenue.
Radical Health’s solution automatically reads a retinal fundus image and performs AI based detection of systemic or eye diseases. The algorithm is capable of detecting hundreds of diseases and complications from the retina with 98% accuracy within seconds, noninvasively & cost-effectively, to come up with a comprehensive report having all the risk predictors in a matter of minutes.
Under the National Health Mission, Radical Health initiated their operations in 8 districts of Maharashtra and in 10 months, over 2 lakh patients have been screened for conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. Diagnostic Reports are instantly generated and sent digitally to the patient and the concerned doctor, for verification and further action. Over 25000+ patients have been referred for further examination and treatment, for conditions that were previously unknown to them, thus potentially saving 1000’s of lives.
In 2020, COVID19 impacted the world as a whole. In a COVID suspect or confirmed patient, comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension are the major drivers of fatalities, and prolonged hospital stays. Radical Health’s solution is being used to do non-invasive, real-time, and actionable screening for co-morbidities by BMC doctors. Radical, in partnership with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), have been screening the patients in all CCC-1/CCC-2 and DCHC facilities in Mumbai. Radical’s staff sets up the imaging, screens the patients, and informs the patients & the doctors about the patient’s diseases. Based on the report, the doctor can take immediate action — in on-ground experience, this has ranged from expedited tests, closer monitoring and prophylactic medication to outright. In the first 3 weeks, Radical has directly contributed to enabling more intensive care for 2792 patients, and ICU referrals for 223 patients. In the case of ICU referrals, the cohort of patients referred by Radical early had a mortality rate of 4%, compared to the base mortality rate in the high twenties for other ICU referrals.
The same technology, employed in a private healthcare setup, can help channel patients faster and better to the care they need, and this is in use as the standard-of-care triaging tool in several large eye hospitals across the country.
Radical Health also offers a premium, fully managed and completely AI-enabled medical records solution to healthcare providers, clinics and hospitals. As part of this suite, Radical builds the entire data infrastructure of health for the operations of the hospital, from out-patient appointment experiences to surgical interventions in the operating theatre.
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