E-Way to Cardiac Care for Patients in Rural Areas
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08 Aug 2011
Roche Diagnostics has come up with an Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network solution, eliminating the need for travelling to metros for treatment
Heart patients in rural areas can now walk in for tests at their local clinics, which will be connected to a central hospital in a big city via an information technology component, making it possible for immediate analysis by leading experts.
In order to provide rural India with basic cardiac health care services, Roche Diagnostics India, the Indian arm of the Fortune 500 healthcare multinational Roche Diagnostics, has come up with an Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network (iCCnet) solution, eliminating the need for travelling to metros for treatment.
The model uses point–of care testing and IT system to improve the access and delivery of professional cardiac care in the rural areas.
The iCCnet model functions like a "satellite model" with three main components — Point–of–Care cardiac testing device, IT system and a central hospital in the city, Roche Diagnostics India Managing Director Bhuwnesh Agrawal said here, reports IANS.
"We are currently in talks with the Assam government regarding the implementation of this model. We want this to be implemented in whole of India. It will benefit people in rural India," Agrawal said.