Satyam Computer Services Ltd has offered to deploy its web-enabled healthcare platform, built on the 'Oracle healthcare transaction base' (Oracle-HTB). Oracle has provided this software free of cost to Byrraju Foundation, a non profit organisation, to be deployed in 150 villages where it is presently engaged.
This solution, coupled with tele-medicine enables physicians to access the medical records of patients' in remote villages and provide medical consultation, without doctor having to travel there. Consultation is facilitated by a trained health worker at the village end who provides the basic parameters.
Over 78 per cent of the medical practitioners operate out of cities and towns in rural India, areas deprived of quality medical care. A combination of tele-medicine and Oracle HTB, which has been customised for primary health care and special interventions such as diabetes, hypertension, school health, mother-and-child healthcare, among others,. enable non-resident doctors to provide medical attention at a time of the day when it is convenient to the consultant and patient.
The system enables building patient records, history of illness, patient visit schedules, medicine administration schedule and others that can be customised to suit the requirements of that particular client. Satyam says that by using Oracle HTB, it has ensured that the entire system will comply with the industry required HL7 compliance (Health Level 7) -the Industry standard for the exchange of clinical data in the hospital environment
According to Ram Mynampati, president, healthcare and commercial businesses, says, "The tele-medicine platform is an example of making technology work to reach out to people in remote places. By ensuring simplicity and compliance we have built a robust, system on the tested Oracle HTB platform. This solution is now available for several of our clients in the Provider and Public Health space to enable their remote applications backed with technology".
Satyam's healthcare practice has developed unique integrated industry solutions by leveraging its established competencies in public health, pharma, providers and payer space.