Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the leading health maintenance organization (HMO) in the Philippines, has partnered with leading digital solutions provider Advanced Abilities Solution Management and Services Inc. to introduce the latest innovation in healthcare technology last Monday, May 23, 2022, Maxicare CEO & President Christian S. Argos, together with Advanced Abilities CEO Angelo Antonio Buendia, announced their partnership, which aims to provide Filipinos with better healthcare services using the AI SmartScan technology.
AI SmartScan is an innovative solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to assist Radiologists in rapidly analyzing chest X-rays and computerized tomography or CT scans. It boasts of delivering quick results completing the usually long triaging process in just 2 minutes. Using AI technology, digital chest scans are automatically evaluated to provide accurate analyses for 25 different chest pathologies including tuberculosis (TB), pneumonia, lung nodules, emphysema (smoker’s disease), cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), COVID-19, and even the early detection of lung cancer.
Picking up from the difficult experience of the healthcare industry at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Maxicare took the initiative to look for solutions to quickly mitigate the further spread of diseases.
“We figured that one of the keys in limiting the contagion is rapid diagnosis. Through the quick end-to-end health screening solution provided by the AI SmartScan, we are able to complete the process even before health risks become aggravated. This technology could not have come at a more opportune time as Maxicare continues to find ways to improve its services for its clients,” says Maxicare CEO & President Christian S. Argos.
“Back in the day, getting tested for various lung and heart diseases would cost a patient a rather large sum of money and a lot of time waiting for the results to arrive. With AI SmartScan, we are able to eliminate so many factors that can add to a patient’s distress. In that sense, we are able to democratize patient care through an innovative solution that will invariably reduce hospitalization and rescue the already overburdened healthcare infrastructure in the country,” says Advanced Abilities Chief Technology Officer Christer Cruz.
Apart from providing quick solutions to urgent needs during the pandemic, the AI Smart Scan ultimately banks on improving overall healthcare services in the country to deliver speedy, cost-efficient, and accurate test results with added features of scalability and portability for better patient care.
“We are very happy to take part in the realization of Maxicare’s vision to bring the most efficient healthcare innovations closer to our customers. Through our partnership, we aim to boost healthcare infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the people. Technological advances, after all, particularly artificial intelligence, holds an enormous position in saving the lives of millions of people around the world,” says Buendia.
To learn more about the AI Smart Scan’s many advanced features and capabilities, visit the Advanced Abilities website at www.advabilities.com.
To learn more about how Maxicare can help you live your best life, visit www.maxicare.com.ph.
ABOUT ADVANCED ABILITIES
Advanced Abilities Solutions Management (AAS) is a technology company that strives to empower businesses and communities through collaborative, breakthrough thinking. With a digital driven focus, AAS empowers organizations with the management tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Providing digital solutions that empower clients to reach new heights through innovation, creativity, and productivity.
Established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation is one of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry in the Philippines. Through Equicom Group’s partnership with JE Holdings, a privately-held investment company of the Gokongwei family, Maxicare will revolutionize its mission of helping Filipinos live their best lives.
As the largest HMO provider in the country, Maxicare continuously provides Filipinos comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers fortified by a strong customer support system. Currently, it services the largest number of HMO customers across the country from corporate segment, small and medium-sized enterprises to families and individuals via its more than 24,000 a liated doctors and specialists, 1,400 hospitals and clinics, 1,000 dental clinics, 180 rehabilitation, dialysis, and eye centers.
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