Hewlett Packard India, under its Social Innovation Programs, has taken a decision to join hands with Pallium India in supporting its continuing endeavour to bring palliative care to those in pain and despair.
HP’s objective is to support Pallium India with innovative technology solutions to multiply its ability to reach out to the community at large in providing palliative care. HP India and Pallium India have signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) through which HP will be providing Information and information and communications technology (ICT) based solutions, static as well as mobile to maximize its capabilities by introducing ‘Virtual Health’ concepts which will be fully funded by HP Office of Global Social Innovation.
Virtual Health and Telemedicine facilities can bridge a lot of gaps and imbalances in doctor patient ratio in rural area.
Virtual health is all set to become a reality starting with EMR (Electronic medical records) which will effectively reduce paper work by digitizing medical records like lab reports, diagnostic images and reports, medication and inter department communication.
The mobile telemedicine unit will be of great service to the patients. The unit will have all the digital medical equipment necessary to bring quality health care to the patients door step.
What is more laudable is that HP’s health division is handing over the equipment free of cost to Pallium India, the ultimate result being the immeasurable relief to the helpless suffering patients who have no where else to turn to.