Infotech Lead India: HP and CSIR jointly launched cloud enabled e Health Centers (eHC) in Chaushala Village of Kaithal district in Haryana.
This has been implement and tested in association with O P Jindal Gramin Jan Kalyan Sansthan, 3M India, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College (MAMC) and Orion eServices.
The center consists of medical instruments that collect basic health data of a patient with eHC Health Cloud that enables medical diagnosis through videoconferencing in the remotest corner on the earth.
This e Health Centers are a part of CSIR 12th plan vision for Enabling Affordable Community Health through IT (EACH-IT). While CSIR is providing the require connectivity, equipments and infrastructure, HP is empowering it with IT infrastructure such as IT equipments and Cloud enablement.
“HP is collaborating with government health authorities and organizations to reinvent medical processes, modernize systems, and develop solutions that dramatically expand access, improve healthcare, and save lives. The eHealth Centre is an example of our commitment to social innovation and to the government’s priorities, reiterating our belief of shared value,” said Neelam Dhawan, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group and Country Managing Director, HP India.
Previously, HP has deployed Virtual Healthcare Centers in Kerela.
The company deployed both mobile and static Palliative Care solution for the charitable organization Pallium India based in Thiruvananthapuram. This platform connects doctors and ill patients digitally that has been developed by HP India Enterprises Services Healthcare vertical in association with HP labs.
According to media reports, there are around 400 telemedicine centers across India. Out of these 400, less than 50 percent are active due to several reasons like power shortage, lack of trained technicians etc.
Moreover, despite the telemedicine standards formed in 2003 by the IT ministry they are being neglected.