State government ties up with Microsoft India
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 09:17 AM |
HYDERABAD: In its mission to drive health and well being in the state, Telangana government on Wednesday announced an agreement with Microsoft India to adopt cloud-based analytics for its healthcare screening programme for children, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
The pilot, using Microsoft’s advanced analytics, following an MoU that was signed by both the parties in November 2016, helped the state to look at action plans regarding major conditions affecting health of children in TS. The pilot involved school students and was carried out by mobile health teams under RBSK which comes under the National Health Mission. This will enable the health officials to gain valuable insights to tackle health conditions covered under RBSK programme.
As one of the findings indicated that vision impairment is one of the most prevalent health issues among children, TS has agreed to adopt Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE), an artificial intelligence platform to reduce avoidable blindness, thereby becoming the first state in India to deploy artificial intelligence for eyecare.