The Government of Kisumu has announced a partnership with AI startup, Hurone AI, to leverage Artificial Intelligence in supporting cancer treatment in Jaramogi Teaching and Referral Hospital. The partnership seeks to improve the quality of cancer treatments, enhance operational efficiency and optimize patient data.
Founded in 2021, Hurone AI is a MedTech startup building Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for cancer care and oncology drug development. The startup has recently expanded to Kenya and Nigeria and through a partnership with Amazon Bedrock, it has enabled the integration of generative AI into oncology care.
This technology will help create personalized treatment plans and summarize patient information to make cancer treatment and side effect management accurate and efficient. According to Hurone AI, this allows oncologists to save more than 75% of the time traditionally required to handle these responsibilities.
The MedTech reports that in a recent beta test, its flagship software, Gukiza, reduced off-duty oncology calls by approximately 60% by enabling patients to interact directly with an AI-driven system for real-time monitoring and symptom reporting.
According to a statement released today, Hurone AI’s partnership with the Government of Kisumu and Jaramogi Teaching and Referral Hospital – which caters to over 5,000 cancer patients annually – will ensure seamless remote monitoring, and access to timely care interventions when needed to improve patient outcomes.
As it expands to Nigeria, Hurone AI is partnering with Zenith Medical & Kidney Center which is at the forefront of treating urologic cancers, chronic kidney disease, and performing kidney transplants.
Additionally, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative has pledged additional support for these expansion efforts.
“This strategic agreement demonstrates our commitment to redefining patient experiences and outcomes in underrepresented populations around the world,” says Kingsley I. Ndoh, MD, MPH, Founder & Chief Strategist of Hurone AI. “We are excited to work with the Government of Kisumu and Jaramogi Teaching and Referral Hospital to improve cancer care in Kisumu and beyond.”
Echoing this sentiment, Dr. Gregory Ganda, Minister of Health, Kisumu, adds, “Kisumu continues its commitment to healthcare innovation by embracing Hurone AI’s capabilities. This stride dovetails perfectly with our earlier adoption of San Francisco-based Zipline drone technologies for healthcare logistics.”
Danielle Morris, health equity lead at AWS, says, “AWS is committed to helping improve health outcomes around the world. We believe that cloud technology can help address inequities in global health, and Hurone AI is a great example of how customers in our Health Equity Initiative are innovating truly novel solutions that can easily scale using cloud technology to bridge gaps in our global healthcare system and drive positive outcomes.”