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Healthline, WebMD and a Dream to match magnitude

Yesterday evening, when I was sipping my best cuppa of Coffee...My friends rang me..What time dude..Rememeber we need to meet and discuss..the same..How profitable a business is ehealth...My head was spinning though, I still said Yes...After I came back I thought I should write about Ehealth as a concept and profitability.
For years, thousands of people around the world have been publishing small Websites dedicated to a specific health or mental health topic. Maybe it was a site devoted to colon cancer, or breast cancer, or traumatic brain injuries. Maybe it was a site full of information about depression, or mania, or borderline personality disorder. Thousands of people toiled hundreds of thousand of hours to create these small, informative sites, linking to other great informative sites or which are already successful and all that, but does that works?


In late 1996 and early 1997, companies started forming around the idea of compiling a whole bunch of health or mental health informati…

Why to promote Ehealth?

Let us look at Five big points first..and then we will understand how they are interrelated.

Health care Delivery system in India


India is a vast country of 1. 4 billion population

• It consists of 29 states and 6 Union Territories governed by a federal system


• Health is a state subject which follows a three tier system – primary health centre catering a group of villages, Secondary level health centre located at district level and medical college hospitals constitute the tertiary level located in the big cities.


Telemedicine in India:



Potential of ICT to improve health care


 65% of 1100 million will be literate by 2015


 60% of rural India has access to TV coverage.


 650,000 existing PCOs ® internet kiosks,.


 400,000 villages already have telephone connections.


 Internet users in India 2m Dec 2001, 8.5m 2003, will grow to more than 10 million by 2010.


Need for Telemedicine


• Non availability of facilities / skills / technology locally(rural /remote area)

• Urgency of treatment

• Inad…