myAster App Will Connect Patients To Doctors In 30 Minutes
The myAster app will link UAE hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and pharmacies, allowing rapid access to medical services.
Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in the Middle East and India, has just unveiled a version of their myAster app for the UAE market. The service aims to connect patients to general practitioners in as little as 30 minutes after making an appointment, using video conferencing to cut down on wait times.
The myAster app also provides access to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and diagnostic centers. Users will be able to make appointments and view results 24/7, while the healthcare sector will benefit from a robust platform that joins reporting, medical histories, and other data under a single system.
So far, the app can connect 430 doctors, five hospitals, 48 clinics, and over 20 specialist medical services. As well as video consultations, myAster also features a secure payment gateway, along with access to an online pharmacy complete with a 90-minute home delivery service.
“Our users have access to 200+ Aster hospital doctors for appointment booking. The user interface is easy to navigate, and they can view doctor schedules and slots to select a doctor for consultation. As we continue to innovate, we will be adding Homecare services to the myAster app in the near future,” says Brandon Rowberry, CEO of Digital Health, Aster DM Healthcare.
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The free healthcare app offers many unique features aimed at helping patients manage their health data using a smartphone, and can even be used to help with insurance approvals.
“COVID 19 actually helped us to understand what really works as far as digital health is concerned [and the] UAE has been at the forefront of managing the pandemic, so we thought about how we could move healthcare to the next level, and the way to do that is by going digital,” says Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare.
The Aster DM Digital Health team developed their medical portal over a two-year period, with a strong focus on enhancing patient experience. The company’s success now means that its app has the potential to improve healthcare and wellness solutions for residents across the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
Adobe Firefly AI Image Generator Comes To Photoshop
The Generative Fill tool will arrive in the app’s tool palette sometime in the second half of this year.
Adobe Photoshop is the latest app to benefit from the explosion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, gaining a new tool called Generative Fill. The company’s AI image generator Firefly benefitted from the new feature in a web-only update back in March, and today, the Generative Fill tool launches in beta for the popular photo editing program.
Generative Fill is a little like a smarter version of Adobe’s existing Content-Aware Fill feature and works within individual Photoshop image layers. The tool can be used to expand the borders of an image (a feature known as outpainting) or to generate entirely new objects, and contains a text prompt to add direction to the AI technology.
Adobe claims its AI is only trained to work on Adobe Stock images, licensed content, and images without copyright restrictions. Generative Fill also supports a system called Content Credentials, which attaches metadata-style attributes to images before they are shared online, informing viewers that content was created or edited with the help of AI.
“By integrating Firefly directly into workflows as a creative co-pilot, Adobe is accelerating ideation, exploration and production for all of our customers,” announced Ashley Still, the senior vice president of Digital Media at Adobe. “Generative Fill combines the speed and ease of generative AI with the power and precision of Photoshop, empowering customers to bring their visions to life at the speed of their imaginations,” she added.
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Generative Fill isn’t yet available in the latest version of Photoshop, but if you’re curious about how the tool works, you can download the desktop beta app or try it out within a module of the Firefly beta. Adobe is still tight-lipped about the exact release date of Generative Fill, but says we can expect the new feature to drop sometime in the second half of 2023.