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Vikram Hospital ties up with Tricog Health to provide quick medical access for cardiac patients

Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru, has teamed up with Tricog Health, a startup to provide enhanced, patient-centric, quick and efficient medical services to patients with cardiac ailments.Vikram-Hospital

Under the partnership, Tricog’s ECG devices are installed in several clinics and nursing homes across Bengaluru. These devices are connected to a centralised monitoring server which provides real-time reporting of ECG results. This helps the attending doctor at the clinics raise an immediate alert to intimate a cardiologist at Vikram Hospital.

Founded in 2015, Tricog developed a cardiac diagnostic service that includes a cloud-connected ECG machine and a cloud-based interpretation system. The ECG machine uses the latest in IoT technology for high-quality real-time signaling. The interpretation system uses a combination of machine learning and signal processing, reinforced by human verification for accurate analysis. The service is designed to be low cost and scalable for wide-spread accessibility with reports in 5 minutes or less. So far 47,000 patients have been screened and 3,700 heart attacks were treated. The devices are installed across 200 clinics in Karnataka including Bengaluru, Mysore, Davangere.

Sudhir Pai, executive director & chief executive officer, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru said that the collaboration extends our reach of 24/7 healthcare services. We have already installed Tricog ECG devices at 40 centres which include primary care, nursing homes and clinics in the neighborhood.

According to  Dr. Zainul Charbiwala, founder, Tricog the ECG devices are connected to the cloud and are accessed only by trained doctors. Within minutes of collecting the ECG results, the diagnosis is shared with both the patient and the doctor in real-time. The system is designed to additionally enable continuity of care at a tertiary centre when required.

There have been cases which bring out stark deficiencies at various levels in STEMI (ST Elevation anterior wall myocardial infarction) care in India. Despite best medical experts and facilities, there is no system yet in place for STEMI care here. Globally dedicated STEMI programmes are successfully implemented for around three decades. Now Vikram Hospital and Tricog Health will focus on Integrated STEMI Care Systems supported by clinics and  ambulances. The  ECG can transmit to a central station, wherein a cardiologist can ascertain STEMI with the appropriate time and tackle it.

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