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NASSCOM salutes Indian Healthcare IT innovators

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in collaboration with KPMG announced the winners of the first Healthcare IT Awards 2011 which were presented at Hyderabad on April 22. The awards are aimed at honouring various initiatives and projects that have successfully demonstrated the growing role of technology in transforming healthcare service delivery in India.
The awards were given away by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy and NASSCOM Chairman Harsh Manglik.

Sangeeta Gupta
, Senior VP, NASSCOM, said, “The first edition of the Healthcare IT Awards 2011 has demonstrated the immense potential of IT in making enhanced and affordable healthcare solutions accessible to all. The role of technology today is no longer restricted to driving the economic growth of the country, but is evolving to ensure that every citizen becomes a beneficiary of this burgeoning growth. ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare have the ability to transform India and drive inclusive growth which is an imperative for the IT-BPO industry over the next decade.


Winners of the Healthcare IT Awards 2011:
Best Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) Solution- Siemens IT Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd. The award recognizes the impact of their solution Soarian MedSuite implemented in SL Raheja Hospital for enhanced patient experience and faster delivery of medication
Best Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Solution- Sankara Nethralaya - Tata Consultancy Services. The Ophthalmic EMR solution centrally supports multiple eye care centers and has enabled paperless patient care within Sankara Nethralaya, ensuring easy retrieval and storage of medical records, while reducing costs substantially.
Best Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) - TeleradTech India Pvt Ltd. Their product RADSpa, Radiology workflow Intelligence system is a web-based PACS platform that enables specialists to review teleradiology reports remotely thus enabling specialists to provide services to remote clients or in emergency situations.
Best IT Solution for Healthcare Inclusion (Telemedicine)- Aravind Eye Care System. TheirDiabetic Retinopathy Evaluation Software enables cost effective diagnoses and treatment of people suffering from Diabetic retinopathy. Till date, 15,000 diabetic patients have benefited by the solution.
Best IT Solution for Healthcare Inclusion (Others) - Health Management and Research Institute. HMRI services and solutions have helped reduce the maternity mortality rate of tribal women in Araku, AP and till date impacted more than 34,000 people.
Best IT Implementation in a Government Hospital- Wipro Ltd. The HMIS solution implemented by Wipro connected six hospitals that operate under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The solution has helped in stream lining operations and improving patient care.

April 24 2011