The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telemedicine as, “The delivery of healthcare services, where distance is a critical factor, by all healthcare professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation and for the continuing education of healthcare providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.”
At a time, when social distancing is among the major measures used to fight COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is stepping-up as a key technology for safe and efficient communications. The World Health Organization mentioned telemedicine among essential services in “strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19” policy. According to a new WHO policy, within the optimizing service delivery action, telemedicine should be one of the alternative models for clinical services and clinical decision support.
India is the world’s largest democratic country, and second most populous country in the world. Despite recent successes in the economic front, India still faces many social challenges like poverty, illiteracy, sanitation, gender inequality, and lack of healthcare for all. The healthcare disparity is mainly due to shortage of trained health care professionals and lack of necessary infrastructure in remote areas of the country. Telemedicine as a tool for health care delivery, particularly in the rural areas where 68% of the population lives.
According to a report by Industry Journal 24, India’s telemedicine market is growing immensely and is impacting the international economy in terms of growth rate, revenue, sale, market share and size, showing the market size in India. Telemedicine is the roadmap for improved medical care in rural areas as per NITI Aayog and it has become all the more relevant in the time of no-contact treatment required due to COVID-19.
At a time, when social distancing is among the major measures used to fight COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is stepping-up as a key technology for safe and efficient communications.
Elix Telemedicine is one such application developed through which we have tried to overcome the barriers to healthcare services in rural India through our Telemedicine Clinics established in remote villages.
Elix Telemedicine enables us to provide quality healthcare with the best doctors attending to the patients online and hence overcoming the barriers caused by distance between patient and provider. The highlight of our clinics is that an individual can get e-consultation from all specialty doctors from Indian as well as International doctors from any of our clinics online and get treatment.
The highlight of Elix Telemedicine Clinics is that an individual can get e-consultation from all specialty doctors and also alternative medicine doctors from India as well as International doctors from any of our clinics online and get treatment.
Elix Telemedicine can work in India & Internationally through Datalife application and also covers a wide and diverse scope, including:
Primary care physician services (local certified nurse helps remote doctor)
Limited Lab services (with digital X-ray, ECG facility)
Pharmacy services. (medicines as per prescriptions)
Nursing services. (injection, bandages, IVs)
Specialist physician’s consultancy from different hospitals online
Conducting health camps
Alternative medicine practice such as Homeopathy and Ayurveda consultation and medicines will also