July 2007

INDIA UPDATE

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Srishti Software PACS IT with immense Health Potential

Bangalore-based Srishti Software, a leading provider of Healthcare Information Management System (HIMS), which received the Innovative Company of the Year Award from the President APJ Abdul Kalam in 2005, has earned another feather in its cap.

It has recently announced the successful implementation of  Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) with HDTV production facility in the President's Estate Clinic (PEC), the family wing of Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Using the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Srishti Software has linked the President's Estate Clinic with CARE Hospital in Hyderabad, the military-run RR Hospital in Delhi and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). PACS helps to capture, store, distribute, and then display medical images. This eliminates the need to manually file, retrieve or transport film jackets or other media items.  PACS has the ability to deliver timely and efficient access to images, interpretations and related data and breaks down the physical and time barriers associated with traditional film based retrieval, distribution and display. 

With the integration of all these hospitals with the President's Estate Clinic, the entire medical records of the  President's Estate Clinic will now be visible to the specialists of all these three hospitals, which will facilitate them to give their expert opinions without delay. Moreover, according to the CEO of Srishti Software Ajay Kumar Sharma, although the entire implementation would have cost around Rs 40 lakh, he did it for approximately Rs 10 lakh for Rashtrapati Bhavan. The reason? The immense prestige associated with the project.

“We are pleased that we were able to work closely with the President's Estate Clinic and implement PACS”, said Ajay Shankar Sharma, CEO, Srishti Software.  

Apollo sets up Health City in Hyderabad

The Apollo Hospitals Group  launched Apollo Health City, the first functional health city of the Asian continent. This health city, located in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills, offers much more than the conventional curative care. It offers comprehensive medical solutions, which include preventive care, holistic medicine, and medical research and education. The focus here is not merely restricted to the cure of illness, but towards total wellness of being. Besides conventional medication, alternative form of medicines  will also be offered at this facility.

The Health City, spread over 33 acres of land, comprises of 300-bedded multi-specialty hospital, with over 50 specialties and super-specialties.  Centres of excellence for cardiac diseases, cancer, orthopaedics and joint diseases, emergency, renal diseases, neurosciences, eye, minimally invasive surgery, trauma and cosmetic surgery are in the offing, which is likely to give this world class integrated healthcare facility an added appeal across the globe.

Apollo Health City has given due importance to the increasing interconnectedness between ICT and healthcare.  According to Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, Apollo Health City has a number of initiatives, which include Health Street

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