India’s healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in urban areas, putting it out of easy reach for most of the senior citizens. The primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and government run systems that do exist
commonly lack the capacity, staff, and referral systems to provide high-quality care. In a nation where
the reach of the public health facilities is dismal and where private health care is prohibitively expensive,
the elderly in their post retirement years face enormous difficulty in accessing any kind of medical
attention. HelpAge India with the technical support of CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPe) established eHealth Centres in rural areas of India in order to provide a sustainable healthcare solution to whole communities; especially to the Senior Citizens. eHealth Centres come fully equipped with key medical diagnostic equipment and workstations, cloud enabled technology, dashboard, and videoconferencing features, in addition to open electronic medical records (EMR) systems. This ground-breaking framework allows on-site staff members to perform diagnostic tests and send results to doctors half a world away for a remote diagnosis, or consult off-site specialists in real time using the solution’s integrated videoconferencing features. The cloud solution assists in collecting and analysing data to further personalize the healthcare experience and facilitate community-wide health monitoring and management.
The eHealth Centre gives access to quality, affordable healthcare locally. It makes healthcare more convenient by reducing the time and expense of traveling to PHCs or hospitals in surrounding areas HelpAge India is running 5 eHealth Centres with 9 Sub centres and also runs 142 Mobile Health Care Units (MHU) in 129 districts in 24 states reaching out to 2042 community locations. The eHealth Centre initiative demonstrates how we can bring 21st-century healthcare, to resource constrained senior citizens and encourage a healthier, more vibrant global community.