India’s Apollo Hospital Group has joined hands with IBM in an endeavour to develop an online professional platform for doctors across the globe. The proposed online platform is named as ‘Healthcare Super Highway’ and it will undergo phasewise implementation.
What’s more, according to Apollo Hospital Group’s Chairman, C Pratap Reddy, Microsoft has also shown interest in partnering the project, however their entry is yet to be finalized. The expected time period for the completion of the project is one year. Healthcare Super Highway aims to provide access platform to 500,000-odd physicians across the globe, thereby enabling them to interact and exchange ideas, information and opinions pertaining to their profession. This will help the doctors on consulting over a difficult case or eliciting expert second opinion. Success of this project will open new windows of knowledge and learning opportunity for Indian doctors.