Sunday, August 7

News Fast-Track :: Hospiad

  1. Medical care gets Infotech boost:
    • BANGALORE: The health care industry is facing many challenges in the absence of adequate resources. However, technology to a major extent can help the industry to bridge the gaps in health care delivery.Experts present at the AIMA conference on 'Inclusive Health Care Management for Sustainable Development', here on Saturday, observed that information technology gives more access to healthcare in both rural and urban areas.One such example of usage of technology is in the field of telemedicine services, which has proved to be a boon to the rural population. It has helped to extend the benefits of advanced medical sciences to remote and inaccessible areas. MORE
  2. Diagnostic System for the Heart Patients:
    • "Heart patients in rural areas can now walk in for tests at their local clinics, which will be connected to a central hospital in a big city via an information technology component, making it possible for immediate analysis by leading experts." In order to provide rural India with basic cardiac health care services, Roche Diagnostics India, the Indian arm of the Fortune 500 healthcare multinational Roche Diagnostics, has come up with an Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network (iCCnet) solution, eliminating the need for travelling to metros for treatment. MORE
  3. Bangalore opens the doors to Healthex 201:
    • Healthex 2011 will enable major hospitals and healthcare organizations to meet the potential business visitors who are looking for medical and surgical services in India MORE
  4. Karnataka Govt. Hospital to get better equipment:
    • Only three government hospitals in the country have the accreditation of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), a mark of the standard healthcare. The good news, however, is that 10 government hospitals in the state could soon get NABH accreditation. MORE
  5. No of foreign patients to India will cross 32 Lakhs by 2015:  
    • People visit India from across the world for face-lifts, dental treatment, botox treatment, tummy tucks, eye care and other such medical services at hospitals, treatment centers offering modern medical facilities. MORE
  6. Health expo to unveil low-cost medical equipment:
    • The Indian healthcare sector has emerged as one of the most progressive and largest service sectors in India. The public sector however is likely to contribute only around 15% to 20% of the required $ 86 billion investment." The corporate India is, therefore, leveraging on this business potential and various health care brands have started aggressive expansion in the country," said Dr EV Ramana Reddy, secretary to the department of Health and Family Welfare, at the inauguration of a three-day long exhibition, Healthex, on Friday. MORE

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