Roundup: BLK-Max introduces AI surgical robot and more briefs

Also, AIIMS will start requiring teleconsultations for follow-ups next year.

Private hospital in Delhi introduces AI-powered surgical robot 

BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, a private tertiary healthcare provider in Delhi, has expanded its robotic surgical programme with the addition of an AI-powered robotic system for joint replacement surgeries.

According to a press release, the robotic system imitates the motion patterns of a patient's joint, minimising excessive stress on the muscles, nerves, tendons and sinews. It helps surgeons in achieving accuracy, alignment, and balance.

The system also enables surgeons to pre-plan an operation by assessing a patient's disease state and predicting their joint stability over a full range of motion to ensure precision and reduce the chances of malalignment of implants.

The AI-powered surgical robotic system adds to BLK Max's two existing Da Vinci Xi robots for surgical procedures across specialties, including liver and kidney transplants.   

AIIMS to require follow-up teleconsult across all departments by April 2023

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences will start requiring patients to book teleconsultations for follow-ups across all departments from April next year.

This follows a trial at its cardiology department in November.

If advised, patients will soon have to book appointments for a tele-follow-up, subject to slot availability. 

Medix India offering access to Mpower's online mental health services

Medix India, a provider of health management solutions, has tied up with Mpower to integrate its solutions to make mental health services more accessible in India.

As part of the partnership, Medix will incorporate Mpower's mental health services into its care programmes. It will also provide its customers and clients, which include corporate employers and insurers, access to Mpower clinics and online mental health services.