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As a healthcare technology innovation company, NextShift has made significant strides forward using AI to impact areas such as clinical research, skin condition detection, patient care, medical coaching, while automated sales and medical affairs lifecycle management on the enterprise front. “AI has incredible potential to automate healthcare outcomes smartly, and aligns well with our core mantra of creating better healthcare,” states Tedesco.
NextShift employs a strategic and integrated approach to meet clients’ technology goals. In doing so, the company leverages AI to provide “assistive guidance” for instructing users about ‘what’s next’—with intelligent algorithms at the back-end. “As more data is collected and sorted, healthcare organizations can use AI in a more predictive way, anticipating ‘what’s next’ on even a larger scale, driving even bigger impact,” explains Imran Deshmukh, CTO, NextShift.
NextShift’s clientele comprises leading pharmaceutical and payer companies, hospital institutions, and non-profit healthcare organizations. In an instance, NextShift engaged with one of its customers to investigate and design a connected health platform (CHP), leveraging big datasets from internal sources, such as claims data while creating APIs for a plethora of IoT connectivity. Furthermore, NextShift’s teams were tasked with developing AI-driven prototypes using the connected health platform. “We created a way to use a phone camera and AI to diagnose skincare. As a precursor to this project, we developed a platform we call AILA (Artificially Intelligent Life Assistant),” says Tedesco. AILA connects to the ever-evolving IoT ecosystem and churns data in real time with its backend AI-engine while offering relevant tips for one’s healthcare such as suggesting an expected outcome. The solution works based on a number of factors, including a user’s past behavior, environmental parameters, and relevant trends and insights throughout a particular health journey.
At NextShift, the team’s other main mantra is “What’s next?” that guides it to stay abreast of the latest trends, technology platforms, and industry challenges, with special consideration to healthcare compliance and regulations. “We believe that AI will have a tremendous impact on the healthcare sector, and we’re ready to lead it,” concludes Tedesco.