HP and SHARE INDIA: Bringing eHealth Solutions to Rural Areas

SOURCE: Hewlett-Packard

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By Michael_Thacker

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. From creative products to dynamic technology services, HP and its partners lead the way when it comes to bringing great ideas to life. That's exactly what we aim to accomplish in rural India through one of our newest partnerships!

In 2013, HP and SHARE INDIA plan to work together to improve  quality healthcare access in rural areas. SHARE INDIA is a non-government organization (NGO) that's been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Government of India's  Ministry of Science & Technology. Based on a signed memorandum of understanding, we will collaborate to deploy HP’s cloud-enabled healthcare solutions in  Andhra Pradesh.  

The new eHealth Center is expected to give close to 20,000 people across 10 villages an opportunity to receive quality diagnosis and treatment from doctors seated at a telemedicine studio in SHARE INDIA - MediCiti Hospital at Ghanpur Village in Medchal Mandal, Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh.

Patients will have direct interface remotely with doctors through a video conferencing-facility and will be assisted on-the-ground by interns, paramedics and nurses from the MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS). MIMS will also provide weekly supplies of medicines and other consumables to the eHealth Center.

“Over the past decade, [our organization] has worked extensively to understand and resolve the challenges in delivering accessible and affordable healthcare to remote locations. Technology plays a crucial role in facilitating effective and sustainable solutions for this, and our partnership with HP is a significant step towards providing quality medical treatment to the under-privileged in rural India,” said Dr. P.S. Reddy, Chairman of SHARE INDIA.

What's on the horizon? HP and SHARE INDIA are planning to roll-out similar initiatives in other parts of Andhra Pradesh, the north-eastern states of India and Rajasthan.

According to Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Director of Government Advisory for  South Asia HP, the "cloud-based e-health solution is a potential game-changer and reaffirms HP’s vision that innovating technology can strengthen healthcare systems and improve access to medicines, quality treatment and better care.”

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