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Wireless Healthcare in India- probabilities and Innovation

The goal of this Blog of mine is to gather an inter-disciplinary group to explore this hypothesis: that mobile-computing technology can enhance the health and well-being of Indians. For these Solutions and Services, I wish to define it under three sessions for e.g.
Daily medical suppport- How is it possible? Wireless Healthcare- Major Challenges in Emerging markets
"Prevention"- Subscription based Awareness in underserved countries etc. I would like to invite people working and involved in these areas to comment and bounce business ideas. In Indian Context, I would like to brainstorm about:
Services which meet the needs of healthcare trends in ageing, chronically ill markets
Public health sector innovation
WCDMA for mobile healthcare Wimax for healthcare
Which technical platforms should be invested in now to ensure mobile healthcare services are effective and relevant in the 5-10 yr future?
The participants of this forum can also upload their videos, white papers and other relevan…

Mobile based Healthcare - Top Stories

Mobiles have revolutionarised Healthcare, a big way, They are further going to make a mark in developing countries like India because of its reasonable penetration, Good subscriber base and ease to use.
The availability of low-cost mobile phones and the already broad coverage of GSM networks in India is a huge opportunity to provide services that would trigger development and improve people’s lives.
Today's Newspaper (Times of India) says- "3G Handsets to cost less thanRs. 5000 In a year"..Read more on Page 17 tuesday, September 15, 2009.
Yesterday, When a friend asked me - How secure will be the consultations provided by doctors over mobiles??, Say if somebody changes or tampers the prescription before it reaches the target consumer?, If there is some error in despatch , some inaccuracy etc., So till the time HIPAA compliance or HL7 server capacity is leveraged, Mobiles based Healthcare delivery will continue be a falcy. The Good News , Dr Neelesh shared with me on Healt…

Eindia 2009 Conference

ehealth 2009 was a very successful conference this year.The attendence was very impressive and it was great to see Public sector participation there.

In my session, i.e. Online and Mobile Applications in Healthcare –
exploring new service channels and business models, Dr Rathan Kelkar, Director, Kerala IT Mission, Govt. of Kerala shared some of the robust Government initiatives as per Kerala's IT mission.Dr. SMS is one such Initiative.

The sole idea of the project is to help people to use their mobile phones to receive information on health resources and to provide the user with a comprehensive list of medical facilities available in that locality, such as hospitals having expertise in various medical specialties (Cardiology, Opthalmology, ENT etc).

To avail the facility the user has to send an SMS to a pre-designated number, the contents of the SMS should be the Pin code of the locality for which he or she wants to know about. This pilot was tried in Kozhikode District and after its …