Feedback has received funding from Amazon Web Services to support the expansion of its cloud-based tuberculosis screening program to rural communities in India.
The company has received funding through the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative that will allow it to drive X-ray images of rural community projections directly into the cloud for processing by clinical and artificial intelligence (AI) partners.
This means that even the most remote communities can still participate in screening programs, with quick diagnoses at the point of care that give results while the patient is still attending the clinic.
Dr. Tom Oakley, CEO of Feedback, said: “We are delighted to have AWS as a partner in our TB screening program. This funding support will allow us to establish and subsequently expand our TB screening solution. to the citizens of the rural areas of India.
“It’s a key public health priority and a huge challenge. Having the support and backing of AWS will make all the difference in getting this to the people who need it. “
Bleepa Feedback Box will host the solution in the AWS cloud and the funding received will cover the initial hosting costs of a pilot project for the cloud-based TB solution.
An image path will ensure that X-rays can be transmitted even without network connectivity, thanks to the infrastructure hosted in the Bleepa cloud.
Once Feedback technology has sent an X-ray to Bleepa over a mobile network, Bleepa will share it with a specialist doctor or appropriate AI tool. In a few minutes you can make a diagnosis and share tips when needed.
Bleepa’s patient-specific chat feature will connect directly to the screening staff so that treatment can begin while the patient is still in the clinic. All reports, information and images are stored in CareLocker, which will allow the creation of health records of the citizens according to the record of the National Digital Health Mission of the Indian government.
Maggie Carter, Global Head of Social Impact at AWS, added: “Cloud-powered diagnostic tools are critical in the fight against tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Over the past year, AWS has seen inspiring results from Diagnosis. “We look forward to helping Bleepa and other organizations around the world use the cloud to mitigate current and future outbreaks of infectious diseases.”
Closer to home Sussex Integrated Care System piloted the use of Bleepa and CareLocker to enable patient-specific pathways through Community Diagnostic Centers. While The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust signed a one-year agreement with Feedback in April this year to launch Bleepa as part of its broader communication strategy.