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Gitex 2019: Du highlights its use of AI solutions in healthcare

Du's solutions include technology that assists radiologists in making informative diagnostic decisions about the presence of tuberculosis

Gitex 2019: Du highlights its use of AI solutions in healthcare
The AI-enablement of the platform will assist citizens’ access to healthcare by enabling them to undergo a comprehensive app-based health assessment prior to meeting a clinician, physician, or specialist.

UAE telco Du is showcasing a selection of its AI tools at Gitex, including a solution which assists radiologists in making informative diagnostic decisions about the presence of tuberculosis (TB) in prospective UAE residents.

Launched in partnership with Infervision, a Chinese technology company using deep learning and AI, the solution serves as an intelligent alternative to conventional TB screening for new UAE residents.

TB screening is a pre-requisite to processing a residency permit in the UAE – the new tech solution will help reduce wait times, increase efficiency, and prioritise worklists in case of emergency overload.

Given the large number of people that enter and leave the country every year, the TB screening process is often time-consuming and driven by diagnostic errors.

As part of its showcase at the technology event, Du is also demonstrating an AI-enabled diabetic retinopathy screening platform, which assists doctors with faster decision-making and detection.

The AI system automatically analyses the eye images and returns the result in less than one minute.

In partnership with medical AI start-up Infermedica, Du has also unveiled the AI Primary Care Symptom Tracker Chatbot which prevents unnecessary appointments being made.

The healthcare solution has been created in line with the Ministry of Happiness’s mandate to make the UAE one of the happiest countries in the world.

The AI-enablement of the platform will assist citizens’ access to healthcare by enabling them to undergo a comprehensive app-based health assessment prior to meeting a clinician, physician, or specialist.

In July, Du hired Johan Dennelind as CEO replacing Osman Sultan.

Dennelind was previously CEO of Stockholm-based Telia Co. after having worked with Telenor ASA and DiGi in Malaysia.

Sultan, the founding CEO of Du, stepped down after almost 14 years of leading the company, which is also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co.

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