DUBAI, UAE, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
Hospitals across India could be on the brink of finding a
solution to closing the gap between the quality of healthcare
between city dwellers and those residing in India’s villages.
Telemedicine, an umbrella term for new technology and techniques
that facilitates healthcare diagnosis and treatment remotely, is
being hailed by the industry as an answer to ensuring that India’s
poorer classes have access to the best healthcare possible.
In a bid to modernise India’s telemedicine industry and improve
the standard of care for the country’s rural inhabitants, some
Indian hospitals are now looking to introduce Electronic Health
These digital records facilitate information exchange between
geographical locations, supporting medical professionals in rural
areas. Doctors are provided with patient data, including past
history, provided by Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and
up-to-date medical knowledge and literature – helping doctors to
make an accurate diagnosis.
With the growing use of India’s private sector using EHR and EMR
technology to differentiate itself, the Technology Development
Board, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science
& Technology, Govt. of India is driving the
government’s role and has sanctioned 2,69 billion rupees for
e-health and mobile initiatives.
IQPC’s Next Generation Health Informatics INDIA
conference which is officially endorsed by the Technology
Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry
of Science & Technology, Govt. of India will
take place 18-19 October in New Delhi.
At this event, India’s technical advances in health informatics
will be discussed in depth and bring together industry experts,
including; H.K. Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of Science &
Technology, Govt. of India; Neena Pahuja, CIO, Max Healthcare