Cloud-enabled eHealth Center to benefit 20k people across 10 villages

HP and Share India plan to work together to improve the access to quality healthcare in rural India. Based on a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU), HP and Share India will collaborate to deploy HP’s cloud-enabled healthcare solutions in rural Andhra Pradesh.  Share India – a non-government organization (NGO) – is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for its work in improving healthcare awareness and facilities to the underprivileged in India through affordable community welfare initiatives.

As part of the MoU, HP intends to transform an existing rural health center in Aliyabad, located 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Hyderabad, into an eHealth Center by deploying a fully integrated cloud technology solution.  The solution will connect the medical equipment deployed at the eHealth Center with an eHealth Cloud and collect basic patient health data to enable better medical diagnosis.  The eHealth Center will also provide remote consultation using built-in videoconferencing options.
In December 2012, HP and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) claimed to launch the first rapidly deployable and fully integrated cloud-enabled eHealth Center in Chausala village of Kaithal district, Haryana. Over 4000 patient visits were recorded in the first 100 days of operation.

“The launch of our first eHealth Center with CSIR late last year was a catalyst in helping address the challenges of delivering scalable healthcare options across the country,” said Jaijit Bhattacharya, director, government advisory, South Asia, HP. “This cloud-based e-health solution is a potential game-changer and reaffirms HP’s vision that innovating technology can strengthen healthcare systems and improve access to medicines, quality treatment and better care.”
“We are also looking to involve the community and educate them about preventive healthcare, in addition to curative medicine,” said P.S. Reddy, chairman, Share India.
The eHealth Center is expected to give close to 20,000 people across 10 villages an opportunity to receive quality diagnosis and treatment from doctors seated at a telemedicine studio in Share India – MediCiti Hospital at Ghanpur Village in Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh. The patients will, as claimed, have direct interface with doctors remotely through a video conferencing-facility and will be assisted on-the-ground by interns, paramedics and nurses from the MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS). MIMS will also provide weekly supplies of medicines and other consumables to the eHealth Center.
HP and SHARE INDIA claim that they have plans to roll-out similar initiatives in other parts of Andhra Pradesh, the north-eastern states of India and Rajasthan.

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