HP and Narayana Health to expand cloud-enabled eHealth centers in India

HP and Narayana Health have decided to expand HP Cloud-enabled eHealth centers to 20 centers over the next 18-24 months in India.

Narayana Health will deploy, operate, run and manage eHealth centers offering primary healthcare to patients in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

HP eHealth centers features cloud-enabled diagnostic equipment, HP workstations and video conferencing to enable collection, analysis and tracking of data – disease patterns and risk factors – as well as regional health profile monitoring to facilitate real-time disease surveillance.

In 2014 April, HP and Narayana Health decided to set up 5 eHealth centers in Karnataka and West Bengal.

As per the present plan, the eHealth initiative will be expanded to 20 centers over the next 18-24 months.

HP will provide equipment and training, while Narayana Health will create awareness about the program locally through outreach camps, public campaigns and healthcare educational programs.

Narayana Health and HP will also launch three new health hub support centers to serve the eHealth Center network. The initiative will offer support on technical and medical issues related to operations and explore the addition of other healthcare services.

The first eHealth center – set up in 2012 in Chausala, Haryana, India – recorded more than 4,000 patient visits in the 100 days of operations.

HP said its six eHealth centers collectively recorded more than 36,000 patient visits as of June 2014.

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