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myBenefits.ai Launches AI Platform for Indian Healthcare to Aid Post-Surgical Care

Written by : Arti Ghargi

April 1, 2024

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As per the startup, at the heart of myBenefits.ai's offering lies its AI-powered nurse, Flora, and an Intelligent Discharge Plan, supported by a suite of advanced tools.


myBenefits.ai, a prominent US-based healthtech company, has entered the Indian healthcare sector with the introduction of its AI platform aimed at transforming post-surgical care and digital health services.

As per statistics, there are more than 70 million surgeries conducted in India annually, leaving a massive opportunity to improve post-surgical care experience in recovery and discharge.

The startup based out of Menlo Park, California aims to leverage rising healthcare digitization and infusion of data, AI in general to make the patient experience seamless and the recovery process efficient.

Highlighting the potential of AI in healthcare, Priyam Parikh, CEO, myBenefits.ai, said, “Data is the foundation of the global economy that will be led by AI. One of the biggest beneficiaries of data & AI is healthcare, which has been an extremely complex and closed ecosystem.’’

He further noted that Data & AI will play a critical role in unlocking this opportunity to solve major gaps and needs in healthcare. “This is one of the biggest economic transformations estimated at $1.6T,” CEO Parikh added.


How Does myBenefits.ai Aid in Post-Surgical Care?

Per the startup, at the heart of myBenefits.ai's offering lies its AI-powered nurse, Flora, and an intelligent discharge plan, supported by a suite of advanced tools.

This comprehensive approach is tailored to deliver personalized care, seamlessly bridging the gap between hospital and home recovery.

The platform's patent-pending discharge radar (DR) and AI nurse Flora are built to enhance provider productivity while ensuring optimal patient care.

Further, the platform uses AI and personalized models to craft intelligent plans (IDPs) for tailored patient care, accompanied by real-time health monitoring through a smart radar system.

According to the startup, this proactive approach empowers healthcare providers to intervene early and adjust treatment plans as needed, without compromising patient outcomes.

Healthcare Providers on myBenefits.ai

Currently deployed in the United States, myBenefits.ai has partnered with Shailya Hospitals, Ahmedabad, Samved Hospitals and Metro ENT Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr Rohan Walvekar, a head and neck surgical oncologist, New Orleans, Louisiana, hailed the platform's potential to improve surgical outcomes through real-time patient well-being data.

Dr Kaushal Anand, a gastroenterologist oncologist at Shailya Hospital in Ahmedabad, commended the platform's focus on personalized care and continuous monitoring, predicting a significant impact on patient care standards nationwide.

“By focusing on personalised care and continuous monitoring through Artificial Intelligence, we guarantee top-notch care for every patient discharged in India,” Anand said.

Further, according to Dr Janak Desai of Samved Hospital, “AI is entering the medical field faster than we thought & it will not replace doctors but not embracing it may decrease the strength of doctors/hospitals.”

Moreover, outlining the company's focus on digital innovation in India's healthcare landscape, Daxeel Soni, CTO, myBenefits.ai, said, “We aim to improve personalized patient care with precision leveraging AI technology for postoperative care, preoperative care, preventive care, and many more digital health services.’’

Integration of AI in Healthcare

Reports suggest that AI in Healthcare Market is predicted to grow from $14.6 billion in 2023 to $102.7 billion by 2028.

Per NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), data and AI in healthcare have the potential to add about $25 billion to India’s GDP by 2025.

A nursing chatbot can automate several tasks including symptom checking, sending follow-ups, answering patient queries on demand, etc freeing up the nursing staff for care-focused tasks.

Recently, NVIDIA and Hippocratic AI joined forces to launch AI-assisted nurses at $9 an hour. As per the company these AI-powered ‘healthcare agents’ were found to outperform other large language models and human nurses in their specific tasks.


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