Using artificial intelligence to solve health care issues in Nepal

Published On: February 8, 2017 09:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Kathmandu, Feb 8: Wiseyak is a health care IT company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide services to hospitals, patients and doctors. The company is trying to build clinical decision support system which would make it easier for the doctors to reach to the proper diagnosis. 

“The software will take the report of the patients, lab results and come to the conclusion. It will not replace the doctor but will assist the doctor while doing diagnosis of the patient, so whatever the doctors need is right in front of them. If a patient comes in to see the doctor with a headache, then the algorithm will ask the patient about other reoccurring symptoms, making it easier to identify the disease which will reduce the chances of misdiagnosis providing transparency to the doctors and patients, also saving the time of both patient and doctor from unnecessary tests, “said Ravi Bajaracharya, chief technical officer and co-founder of the company.

A majority of hospitals in Nepal use paper documents instead of electronic record data and doctors in Nepal are outnumbered by the number of patients, making it difficult to give time to each patient. 

“This innovation will improve the accuracy of the doctor and digitize patient’s medical records. Another benefit of this technology is that it will make diagnosis in rural areas easier where doctors are not easily available,” said Dr Hemanta Shrestha COO and co-founder of the company.

A team of three members came up with an idea of this unique innovation. The prototype of this technology will be ready in a month and the final product will be launched within six months in South Asia. This innovation will surely give health care a new direction in Nepal. 


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