HP and MediCiti/SHARE INDIA, in collaboration with The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), formally opened the fourth, fully integrated cloud based e-Health Center (eHC) in India’s Andhra Pradesh region.
Located in Aliabad, the new center joins existing centers in Chausala (Haryana), Myinapur (Uttar Pradesh) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) and is expected to provide remote healthcare services to approximately 20,000 people across 10 villages in the district.
The partners have transformed an existing rural health center into an e-Health Center by deploying a fully integrated cloud technology solution designed by HP. The solution will connect the medical equipment deployed at the e-Health Center with an e-Health Cloud and collect basic patient health data to enable better medical diagnosis.
Diagnosis and treatment will be delivered by doctors seated at a studio in MediCiti Hospital at Ghanpur Village in Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh. The e-Health Center will also provide remote consultation using built in videoconferencing options tapping into specialist expertise worldwide.
Studies show that millions of people in India do not have access to basic health services and rural areas are especially isolated from formal healthcare. As many as 89 percent of rural patients have to travel an average of eight kilometers to access basic medical treatment. The e-Health Center solution is efficient, affordable and rapidly deployable infrastructure enabling access to quality healthcare (diagnosis and primary care).
“Our goal is to help provide access to quality healthcare in rural areas and that’s why we have chosen Aliabad for the “MediCiti Govind Shanthi Binjrajka Rural Health Training Center”. We thank Hewlett- Packard and CSIR for providing innovative technology to support our goals,” said Dr. K Krishnaiah, CEO, MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences.
The eHC Health Cloud integrates the process of healthcare delivery and health data collection. This centralized patient information sets the platform for data-driven research such as disease surveillance by tracking disease patterns and risk factors. The health profile of the region as well as monitoring of the daily usage of the eHC is enabled by an integrated eHC dashboard, providing comprehensive yet digestible analytics that will help health policymakers.