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Intel Works with Indian Government to transform rural healthcare

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Intel has partnered with the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to transform healthcare in rural India. Intel has deployed the first healthcare project in a digital village pilot in Baramati, a small town about 120 km away from Pune. This pilot project attracted the attention of government and industry leaders inspiring e-health projects that will be deployed across Tamil Nadu and the country. The projects include a tele-health program for community hospitals and a school health-monitoring system. During his ninth visit to India, Craig Barrett participated in the inauguration of a tele-health pilot project at Tindivanam Taluk Hospital, a 100-plus bed facility serving a taluk of more than 210,000 people. The project is driven by Bangalore’s Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital and Chennai’ Sankara Nethralaya hospital, as well as Indian-based companies Microsense, S. N. Informatics and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Web-based Health Referral System aims to provide improved and cost-effective access to high-quality healthcare and is hosted on TCS’ WebHealthCentral portal. The project will bring community residents the benefits of health screening and remote diagnostics by specialists, beginning with ophthalmology and cardiology. It will also enable doctors to view patient records and diagnostic images such as retinal scans over a secure computer network.

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