HP, Share India join hands to improve rural healthcare

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 20:22 hrs

Information technology major HP and Share India, an NGO, have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to improve the access to quality healthcare in rural India.

Share (Society for Health Awareness & Rural Enlightenment) is recognised as a scientific and industrial research organisation by the Ministry of Science & Technology for its work in improving healthcare awareness and facilities to the underprivileged through community welfare initiatives.

HP and Share will collaborate to deploy HP’s cloud-enabled healthcare solutions in rural Andhra Pradesh. They are also planing to roll-out similar initiatives in other parts of AP, north-eastern states and Rajasthan, a release stated.

HP would transform an existing rural health centre in Aliyabad, 45 km from here, into an eHealth centre by deploying a fully integrated cloud technology solution. The solution will connect the medical equipment deployed at the centre with an eHealth cloud and collect basic patient health data. It will also provide remote consultation using built-in video conferencing options.

The eHealth centre 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 Rangareddy district.

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