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NATHEALTH pledges its support to PM’s initiative of ‘Digital India’ Healthcare IT Taskforce formed by NATHEALTH-NASSCOM NATHEALTH HAS extended its support and appreciated PM Narendra Modi’s endeavour to go digital. Sushobhan Dasgupta, President, NATHEALTH said, “PM’s efforts to transform India into a connected knowledge economy and offering world class services at the click of a mouse through Digital India programme, is truly commendable. Initiative of using mobile and internet strategies – such as telemedicine, doctors on call and remote patient monitoring will help in improving the access of quality healthcare universally.” Anjan Bose, Secretary General NATHEALTH said, “Using wearable and mobile technology will help educate and engage citizens in healthy living and prevention of diseases…Innovations in ‘Digital Healthcare’ will enable solutions across the healthcare value chain.” Dasgupta added, “Telemedi-

NATHEALTH-NASSCOM joint initiative will try to build linkages across multiple stake-holders in healthcare and information technology sectors cine through tele-consultation, E-ICUs, remote patient monitoring, lifestyle management through education tools will further help in enhancing patient care to the next level. Through digital mode, a patient. It can also be a powerful tool for real time disease surveillance which is needed to fight the risk of epidemics such as non communicable diseases, tuberculosis, trachoma, leprosy, malaria.” Bose said, “Through our collaboration MoU with NASSCOM, our vision is to leverage technology to address healthcare challenges, in order to

improve patient care. NATHEALTH-NASSCOM joint initiative will try to build linkages across multiple stakeholders in healthcare and information technology sectors. We will try to evangelise a new class of technology solutions and service delivery platforms that enhance healthcare access, affordability, availability and therefore support the government’s aim to achieve “Universal Health Coverage”. NATHEALTH and NASSCOM have formed a Joint Council (NNJC), comprising top leaders in member companies

from both the institutions, representing respectively healthcare and IT sectors. The Joint Council will focus on: (1)Creation of central IT healthcare platform (2)Remote healthcare (3)IT enabled preventive and chronic care (4)Healthcare workforce “We aim to leverage digital technology for innovative solutions which will help both Healthcare and IT sectors grow further,” informed Bose. “As Digital India is an umbrella programme including several schemes for inclusive growth in multiple sectors through digitalisation of services, it would help us to create self-sustaining models in healthcare that will enable the rapid growth of the services, by creation of digital infrastructure and service delivery through digital mode,” added Dasgupta. EH News Bureau

Vodafone ties-up with Diabetacare Vodafone Business Services (VBS) has collaborated with Diabetacare to launch dCare Smart, a GSM SIM enabled wireless glucometer that helps people to proactively monitor their blood sugar levels. It is powered by Vodafone's Machine to Machine (M2M) embedded cellular technology. Reportedly, the device transmits blood sugar results to a secure Diabetacare server, where they are constantly monitored by diabetes specialist clinicians at the Diabetacare’s Diabetes Management Centre (DMC). In case of any abnormal blood glucose readings, both the patient and kin receive an alert/call with expert advice from the DMC immediately. dCare Smart is paired with the back-end clinical servers which connect directly to the electronic medical record system, wherein access is given to patients and their caregivers to keep them informed and better manage the condition. EH News Bureau

MSDE joins hands with MOHFWto address industry’s need for skilled human resources MoU signed to ensure short term skills training in agreed job roles to a minimum of one lakh people, in both the public and private sector THE MINISTRY of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has signed an MoU with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), to address the need for skilled human resources in the health sector. Besides achieving the national goals of skilling youth so as to increase their employability, this MoU shall also seeks to

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upgrade the quality and reach of human and infrastructural resources that is at the core of a quality healthcare system. Reportedly, some of the more significant outcomes of the MoU would be as follows: ◗ Significantly increase the present capacities in areas of health sector to a minimum of lakh trainees ◗ Make significant savings of

MoU also seeks to upgrade the quality and reach of human and infrastructural resources

public resources by way of leveraging the existing infrastructure of government and private sector healthcare institutions to provide training against various short term job roles ◗ Explore pooling of financial resources of the two departments and allow for international partnerships to provide greater financial muscle to the programme

◗ Create a framework of certification by Health Sector Skill Council of select job roles and for absorption of the trainees in the health sector ◗ Create a framework for recognition of prior learning ◗ Allow for seamless vertical and horizontal mobility of trainees at various levels of skill development EH News Bureau

Express Healthcare (Vol.9, No.8) August, 2015  

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