The journey towards Carenostics began for the father-son team of Bharat and Kanishka Rao after the unfortunate loss of a close relative; Kanishka's grandfather passed away from Kidney Disease, but he was not aware he had CKD until his kidneys had already failed. By the time he became aware of the condition, most interventions were no longer effective and his kidney function was irreversibly lost.
They were shocked to find out how common this story is: 33 million Americans are living with undiagnosed CKD, many of which do not become aware until the disease has progressed too far for most effective treatments. The outcomes are even worse for Black & African Americans, who are four times more likely to have kidney failure than their White counterparts. Despite these staggering statistics, the majority of healthcare investment and innovation remains focused on late-stage, already-sick patients, rather than preventative care for early-stage patients.
Leveraging Bharat's 25+ years of experience pioneering the application of AI to healthcare challenges, Bharat and Kanishka founded Carenostics with the goal of tackling the underdiagnosis, undertreatment, and health inequities of chronic disease. Their vision is to transform healthcare into a data-driven paradigm where readily-available patient data is leveraged to make personalized patient recommendations for diagnostic and therapy decisions - to ultimately improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
To achieve these goals, Carenostics has assembled a world-class team of innovators, builders, and researchers with a proven track record of applying AI and ML to solve healthcare problems. Their decades of experience have afforded them broad expertise across healthcare data interoperability & privacy, bias-adjusted machine learning, AI explainability, and clinical research & adoption. Every member of the Carenostics team shares a common passion for improving the lives of millions of chronic disease patients while addressing the inequities in healthcare today.