HP-CSIR to set up 30 e-Health centres

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 25, 2013 Published on January 25, 2013

Computer-maker HP will roll out an e-health initiative in about 30 villages in the country in association with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and non-governmental organisation SHARE India.

The first of such kiosks was set up at Chausala in Haryana last month. The CSIR had got the 12th Five-Year Plan mandate to carry out the Rs 50-crore e-health plan in the country.

As part of the agreement, HP will convert a rural health centre in Aliyabad near Hyderabad into an eHealth Centre by deploying cloud technology. “The solution will connect the medical equipment at the centre with the e-Health cloud for diagnosis. The centre will provide remote consultation using built-in videoconferencing options,” Jaijit Bhattacharya, Director (Government Advisory, South Asia), HP, said after signing the agreement.

For HP, this could be a future revenue generator. It has plans to sell the solution as well as the cloud suite in other countries.

HP is not planning to hold the data. “Keeping in view the sensitivities involved, we have decided not to keep the data. The data could be relocated to a NIC (national informatics centre) cloud,” he said.

The patients will have direct interface with doctors remotely through a video conferencing-facility and will be assisted on-the-ground by interns, paramedics and nurses from the MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Published on January 25, 2013
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