Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the leading health maintenance organization (HMO) in the Philippines, has partnered with leading digital solutions provider Advanced Abilities Solution Management and Services Inc. to introduce the latest innovation in healthcare technology. On Monday, May 23, 2022, Maxicare CEO & President Christian S. Argos, together with Advanced Abilities CEO Angelo Antonio Buendia, announced their partnership, which aims to provide Filipinos with better healthcare services using the AI SmartScan technology.
AI SmartScan is an innovative solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to assist Radiologists in rapidly analyzing chest X-rays and computerized tomography or CT scans. It boasts of delivering quick results completing the usually long triaging process in just 2 minutes. Using AI technology, digital chest scans are automatically evaluated to provide accurate analyses for 25 different chest pathologies including tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, lung nodules, emphysema (smoker’s disease), cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), COVID-19 and even the early detection of lung cancer.
“Back in the day, getting tested for various lung and heart diseases would cost a patient a rather large sum of money and a lot of time waiting for the results to arrive. With AI SmartScan, we are able to eliminate so many factors that can add to a patient’s distress. In that sense, we are able to democratize patient care through an innovative solution that will invariably reduce hospitalization and rescue the already overburdened healthcare infrastructure in the country,” says Advanced Abilities Chief Technology Officer Christer Cruz.
Picking up from the difficult experience of the healthcare industry at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Maxicare took the initiative to look for solutions to quickly mitigate the further spread of diseases. “We figured that one of the keys in limiting the contagion is rapid diagnosis. Through the quick end-to-end health screening solution provided by the AI SmartScan, we are able to complete the process even before health risks become aggravated. This technology could not have come at a more opportune time as Maxicare continues to find ways to improve its services for its clients,” says Argos.
Apart from providing quick solutions to urgent needs during the pandemic, the AI Smart Scan ultimately banks on improving overall healthcare services in the country to deliver speedy, cost-efficient, and accurate test results with added features of scalability and portability for better patient care.
“We are very happy to take part in the realization of Maxicare’s vision to bring the most efficient healthcare innovations closer to our customers. Through our partnership, we aim to boost healthcare infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the people. Technological advances, after all, particularly artificial intelligence, hold an enormous position in saving the lives of millions of people around the world,” says Buendia.
To learn more about the AI Smart Scan’s many advanced features and capabilities, visit the Advanced Abilities website at www.advabilities.com.
To learn more about how Maxicare can help you live your best life, visit www.maxicare.com.ph.