Mumbai, July 3 2014: Leading Indian healthcare provider, Bangalore-headquartered Narayana Health ( formerly Narayana Hrudayalaya) has joined with Hewlett Packard to extend its chain of cloud-enabled eHealth Centres in India, to deliver quality, affordable healthcare services to people living in the country’s resource-deprived locations.
Housed in shipping containers or existing facilities, each eHealth Centre is customized and fully equipped with cloud-integrated diagnostic equipment, HP Workstations and video conferencing. These technologies enable the collection, analysis and tracking of individual and communitywide data—such as disease patterns and risk factors—as well as regional-health profile monitoring to facilitate real-time disease surveillance.
Narayana Health will serve as a healthcare partner in this initiative to implement, operate, run and manage newly established eHealth Centres for providing primary healthcare to patients, and addressing healthcare delivery and awareness challenges in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. This includes screening and primary healthcare and progress towards early detection, diagnosis and evidence-based preventive healthcare.
Said Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Vice Chairman and group CEO, Narayana Health.”Our goal is to provide high-quality healthcare on a large scale to people in India. Partnering with HP allows us to leverage technologies, such as telemedicine and cloud capabilities, to accelerate our goal of reaching more people and delivering early detection and diagnosis to patients, while maintaining manageable costs.”
The programme will build on the successful pilot that Narayana Health and HP launched in April 2014 to establish five eHealth Centres in Karnataka and West Bengal. The organizations plan to install up to 20 eHealth Centres over the next 18-24 months. The equipment and training will be provided by HP, and Narayana Health will create awareness and understanding about the program locally through outreach camps, public awareness campaigns and healthcare education programs
The first eHealth Centre was established in 2012 in Chausala, India, (Kaithal district, Haryana), and recorded more than 4,000 patient visits in the first 100 days of operation. The solution was designed by HP Technology Services in India and leverages best-of-breed technologies, including open-source solutions. There are currently six eHealth Centres operating in India, which collectively have recorded more than 36,000 patient visits as of June 2014