Apollo, Cisco To Create Smart Connected Healthcare Communities
According to Cisco, the joint initiative will help drive inclusive growth and well-being by accelerating access to affordable and healthcare via the Cisco HealthPresence Extended Reach technology.
As part of phase I, Apollo will leverage ICT to transform its operations, phase II would involve Cisco and Apollo undertaking joint thought leadership activities and developing open healthcare IT industry standards and phase III will see Apollo and Cisco leveraging ICT solutions to transform healthcare in India, APAC, and emerging countries.
Cisco claims that the integration of its desktop based Health Presence Extended Reach technology with Apollo Hospital's Medintegra will now for the first time make available a user friendly, cost effective tele-medicine solution.
As a first step, the Apollo Hospitals Group and the Apollo Telemedicine Foundation have started deploying hundreds of the Cisco HealthPresence Extended Reach solution across Apollo remote clinics and super-specialty hospitals, thereby enabling a patient to access any doctor at any point of time across the Apollo system.
Wim Elfrink, chief globalization officer and executive vice president for Cisco Services, said: “We are excited to collaborate closely with Apollo Hospitals to create and showcase various health care solutions. Collaborative technologies, powered by ubiquitous broadband access, will enable access to affordable and high-quality healthcare services in rural and urban communities.”
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