Telemedicine is the use of information and communications technology to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants.
As it is known, that Telemedicine is not a technology, but an application of many aspects to delivery the health care from distance.
Why is Telemedicine important?
- Fast medical response time
- Specialty care availability can be critical
- Urban Rural Divide
- Undue Expenses due to travel, stay and Expensive services
- Timely care & Intervention, Diagnostics & Follow Up
At Narayana Health, Telemedicine took to functioning in 2001, with - ISRO empowering the connectivity and we now - have 130 centres across the globe connected. The program includes:
- Teleconsultation- there are 130 centres out of which 63 are in Pan Africa
- CME Programs
- Transtelephonic ECG Networks- connects 660 centres across the globe. 54,000 patients have been treated through this program and more than 5 Lac ECGs seen till date.
On an average, 450-500 ECGs are seen per day
At Narayana Health we are making care accessible to rural centres and villages that are connected to the hospital and below are few excerpts
- Pioneered the concept of telemedicine in India
- Amongst the largest free telemedicine networks in the world
- 850+ tele ECG network centres
- 150 connected Telemedicine centres
- 54,000 cardiac patients treated free
- 10,000 patients treated in various CCUs
- 63 locations in Africa, 10 location at abroad