Telemedicine conclave held in Bengaluru
Telemedicine Society of India, Karnataka (TSIK) Chapter in association with PeopleHealth India and Teleradiology Solutions, hosted its inaugural conclave on “IMPACT & TRENDS IN TELEMEDICINE 2015” in Bengaluru.
With telemedicine being well received and showing remarkable progress in Karnataka, the conclave was a medium for various medical and technology peers to get together under one roof and share their insights and progress in establishing substantial telemedicine solutions.
Various telemedicine practitioners including eminent doctors, CxOs from leading hospitals across Karnataka such as Manipal Hospitals, Diabetacare, Narayana Health, Columbia Asia etc., were present at the conclave to share their experiences. At the conclave, PeopleHealth launched a mobile app which will assist people in connecting with doctors real-time and have a full-fledged telephonic consultation with the identified doctor. This app is certain to revolutionize consulting practice and assist doctors in bettering their practice time.
Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, Mr. U T Khader who inaugurated the conclave said: “Telemedicine helps in timely addressing and alleviating various healthcare issues. Telemedicine society of India has been constantly working towards educating medical practitioners about the benefits of telemedicine to reach out to patients in the remote areas. With the inauguration of the Karnataka Chapter, we hope to bring in more muscle to the existing telemedicine programs that are implemented in Karnataka.”
Dr. Sunita Maheshwari, President of Telemedicine Society of India – Karnataka Chapter said, “Telemedicine sector in India is growing each day. Keeping in lieu with this growing trend, TSI, Karnataka has built the competency to conduct feasibility studies, evaluation of existing telemedicine programs and implementation of telemedicine and eHealth initiatives in Government, Private and Social Sectors. Through TSIK we intend to create a platform for doctors, Hospital Owners, CXOs and help them set-up telemedicine solutions”.
Various aspects of Telemedicine like Technology, Practice, Legal Issues, and Business Models were discussed in detail at the conclave. In addition to this, the speakers also showcased the latest technologies through which the healthcare services can be delivered to patients in more efficient and cheaper method.