Telemedicine

AIIMS starts telemedicine-based cancer consultation

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences recently inaugurated its ‘telemedicine node’ for cancer consultation and follow-up programme. The tie-up connects the Institute’s Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital with the Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, and the Regional Cancer Hospital, Cuttack. This is a part of the overall telemedicine initiatives at AIIMS to connect and offer consultations to around 100 networked hospitals and medical institutions all over the country. The facility will provide emergency on call consultation for the networked institutions, regular scheduled telemedicine consultation and tele-education and continuing medical education lectures, teaching and training programmes. The facility will run a telemedicine consultation clinic and develop a knowledge management system wherein all the relevant information consultation videos, archive of cancer treatment information, images, multimedia information and database of patients will be stored, retrieved and disseminated. It will also develop an e-learning, online learning resource centre for the oncology, radiotherapy and other specialty departments.

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