AI in Action E319: Varun Ganapathi, Co-Founder and CTO at AKASA


Welcome to episode 319 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Varun Ganapathi, Co-Founder and CTO at AKASA in San Francisco. Founded in 2018, AKASA believe every dollar spent on healthcare matters because healthcare matters to everyone. AKASA are on a mission to remedy the financial and operational complexity crippling healthcare in America. They have successfully built a team of experts who could develop an entirely new approach to automation that is purpose built for revenue cycle management in healthcare.

AKASA is the leading developer of AI for healthcare operations. AKASA scales human intelligence with leading-edge AI and ML securely trained on customer data to learn unique systems, continuously adapt to changing environments, and deliver comprehensive automation and analytics for complex workflows. The result is a seamlessly integrated, customized solution that reduces operating costs, frees up staff to do the work they love and helps health systems allocate resources to where they matter most.

In the episode, Varun will discuss:

His journey to founding AKASA

The interesting work they do in the Healthcare industry

Applying AI to reduce mundane and repetitive tasks

Their human in the loop approach

The success they have enjoyed since launching three years ago

Plans for growing the team

What excites him for the future at AKASA

To find out more about Varun and all the great work happening at AKASA, check out the website or follow them on Linkedin and Twitter @akasahealth. You can also connect with Varun on Linkedin.

What did you think of Varun's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the Healthcare industry heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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