Tech Solution Planned for Healthcare Program in India

The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel presiding over the MoU exchange ceremony with the Tata Trusts and Dell for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in New Delhi on September 20, 2018.
The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel presiding over the MoU exchange ceremony with the Tata Trusts and Dell for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in New Delhi on September 20, 2018.

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, today exchanged the MoUs with the Tata Trusts and tech company Dell to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Ms. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare presided over the ceremony and also released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions.

Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) , Burzis Taraporewala, Senior Adviser, Tata Trusts and Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President, Dell EMC COE and Jeremy Ford, Director, Dell Giving were also present at the MoU exchange ceremony.

Anupriya Patel said that this ambitious program of reaching out to such large target group cannot be successfully implemented without a strong IT backbone. She lauded Dell for the development of the technology platform and Tata Trusts for the implementation support of the NCD programme and added that this software application will help in plugging gaps at the field level.

Aimed at bringing healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD program under Ayushman Bharat, the Health Ministry is working with Dell as technology partner and the Tata Trusts as deployment partner.

A cloud-based mobile, web and analytics solution has been developed to digitize health records to aid the population-based screening program, to bring quality health services at door step, to enable increased productivity for health workers and doctors, and to facilitate monitoring of delivery of services by state and district administrators.

This technology solution has been developed by Dell, through Dell Giving, Dell’s CSR program, in collaboration with other institutions and experts.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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