ehealth Access launches the Virtual Medical Kiosk

29th November 2012 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Hyderabad, ehealth Access Pvt Ltd, a company focused on developing a healthcare eco system through Advanced Telemedicine Technology, today announced the launch of first of kind Virtual Medical Kiosk – a breakthrough technology innovation which enables patient-doctor consultation in a secure environment. Patients and doctors can communicate through phone, web cams, video conferencing, messaging, or chat.

The Virtual Medical Kiosk is embedded with a touch screen system, audio-video capabilities, diagnostic equipment, scanner and medical management software capable to record personal health datato give a real-life experience through a proprietary platform developed by ehealth Access, that facilitates on-demand, real-time consultations with medical professionals any time of day.

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family. As India stands on the cusp of becoming one of the growth engines of the world, ensuring that every Indian enjoys this right is imperative.But consider this: 65 per cent of our population does not have access to modern medicine, only 13% of the population have access to a primary healthcare centers and less than 10% have access to a hospital. It is even worse if one looks at the rural/urban divide: about 80 per cent of doctors, 75 per cent of dispensaries and 60 per cent of hospitals are located in urban areas.

“It is this anomaly that we want to change. Access to a primary healthcare system in India is perceived a challenge, the Virtual Medical Kiosk devised by ehealth Access aims to change this perception forever,” said Mr. Jayadeep Reddy, CEO and Founder, ehealth Access. “I am very excited to present the first of its kind Virtual Medical Kiosk system – a dream which has come true with a lot of hard work and I would like to appreciate and congratulate my team for showcasing how well we can use technology to deliver healthcare,” he added.

Commenting on the launch Mr. Ramprabhu T.K, Co-founder and Technology Director, ehealth Access said “There is limited access to doctors in major portions of semi-urban and rural India. The medical kiosk will act as a bridge to bring the medical practitioner closer to the people in need for medical consultation. Using technology as an enabler and accelerator we are leveraging the massive penetration of mobile and internet usage with technology innovations in connected devices and help doctors reach out to more patients. This will be the corner stone for making India Healthy by 2020.”

With the launch of this unique product, ehealth is looking at penetrating and serving a wider mass of population. The way health care is delivered is a lot dependent on the physical access and availability of the medical practitioner. It’s based on face-to-face interaction between the doctors and the patient. But with this device the patients can consult a wide array of doctors at the touch of a button from wherever they are, whenever they want.

The device could be deployed in a variety of places: in a corporate for employee use, at a retail store, old age homes, or even in a gated community. The Virtual Medical Kiosk also aims to reach out as a channel to help Government towards the implementation of Universal Health Care programme (UHC) with the help of NGOs in remote places.

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