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American Telemedicine Association Teams with Telemedicine Society of India

Telemedicine Service Rolls Out Across IndiamHealthWatch learned this week that the American Telemedicine Association has reached a cooperative agreement with the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI).

Together, we’re told, ATA and TSI hope to advance the practice of telemedicine to improve access, quality of care, and efficiency in the delivery of health services to citizens of both countries.

This landmark agreement between the two nations’ premiere telemedicine associations will allow them to work closely to improve relations between health and technology providers in India and the United States, starting with each organization’s members.

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Telemedicine Service Rolls Out Across India

Telemedicine Service Rolls Out Across IndiaTelemedicine has become a major force within one of the world’s most populous nations.

Ebix, an international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services, is the latest to deploy its telemedicine service Ask a Doctor across the length and breadth of the state of Rajasthan, India (through more than 33,000 kiosks).

We’re told that this deployment is part of the Govt. of Rajasthan’s ambitious eMitra initiative, an e-governance service implemented in all 33 districts of Rajasthan.

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Mobile Program Launched to Aid Mumbai Mothers and Pregnant Women

Indian woman, pregnantARMMAN, a nonprofit organization, and Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), have just formally rolled out mMitra, an mHealth program that delivers health information to pregnant women and new mothers living in Mumbai slums.

The platform, we’re told, is also being implemented in municipal hospitals in Mumbai.

Twice a week voice mails will be sent that correspond to the subscriber’s stage of pregnancy or developmental stage of their child. The program is building off of successful programs in Bangladesh and South Africa and there are plans to grow the program across urban India.

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Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare Providers

Spending Growth for India’s Healthcare ProvidersGarter, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company, reports that healthcare providers in India are expected to spend US $1.1 billion on IT products and services in 2014, a 5% increase from 2013.

The forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (hospitals, hospital systems, ambulatory service and physicians’ practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices, and telecom services.

IT Services includes consulting, implementation, IT outsourcing, and business process outsourcing, and will be the largest spending category, expecting to reach $300 million, up from $280 million last year.

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Mobile Adoption Rampant Across Indian Healthcare

Mobile Adoption Rampant Across Indian HealthcareMobile technology is finally being deployed at an accelerated pace across India today.

The healthcare ecosystem in India, IDC Health Insights finds, is witnessing a “sea change” in terms of government focus, growth of corporate healthcare provider brands, and strategic public-private partnerships with the key aim to increase geographic and demographic reach.
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Mobile Health Monitors Making a Big Impact in India

Mobile Health Monitors Making a Big Impact in IndiaAs consumers across India grow more familiar and comfortable with mobile communications devices like smartphones and tablets, a logical consequence of that familiarity is quickly spreading to the healthcare sector within the world’s second most populous nation.

The adoption of wearable tech and other mobile health monitors and tracking devices is accelerating at a brisk pace today.

In recent days, HealthWatch Ltd., a wearable textile medical device company, announced the launch of its innovative products in the Indian market.

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Titans of Mobile, Medicine Unite to Expand Global Telemedicine

Titans of Mobile, Medicine Unite to Expand Global TelemedicineA powerful new partnership has been forged for the sake of expanding the global reach of an ambitious telemedicine program.

The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System announced at the Social Innovation Summit the expansion of a joint telemedicine effort underway in rural communities in India and the Philippines.

This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology that will connect renowned physicians around the world to doctors in these communities to assist them with patient diagnoses and care.

According to an announcement from the powers-that-be, the program’s expansion will dramatically broaden the reach of the UK-based Swinfen Charitable Trust.

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