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SMART VILLAGE - Healthcare Initiative using our Telemedicine


CARE Foundation and CARE Hospitals, in partnership with 1M1B and Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, have taken the lead for providing healthcare solutions through digital platform by using Internet of Things (IoT) based medical devices and in setting up skill development training centers wherein local workers can be trained to become potential Nurse Doctors or Physician Assistants. The whole process of Teleconsultation has been performed using our Telemedicine application. The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with the Government of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh is establishing its first Smart Village Prototype in India, located in the East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh (AP), in the village Mori. The Smart village concept encompasses on various areas like Connectivity, Farming, Safety and Security, healthcare, education and skill development and energy solutions. 1 Million For 1 Billion (1M1B) Foundation is currently working with UC Berkley in identifying potential healthcare partners in delivering the same for setting up Smart Villages. Care Foundation and Hospitals would be providing the following services with possible outcomes as mentioned: Telemedicine center with focus on Consultations by General Physicians and Specialist Consultation in various disciplines and Nutrition education thereby creating accessibility for quality healthcare and wellness. Possibility of extending home healthcare services at the village level using appropriate technologies thereby ensuring “ continuum of care ”. Healthcare skill development, training and certification at the telemedicine center thereby ensuring local capacity building leading to employment. A holistic approach would be to have a slight paradigm shift from patient centred care to people centred care. People-centred care is care that is focused and organized around the health needs and expectations of people and communities, rather than on diseases. While patient-centred care is commonly understood as focusing on the individual seeking care (the patient), people-centred care encompasses these clinical encounters and also includes attention to the health of people in their communities and their crucial role in shaping health policy and health services. So from just being a Diagnostic Cure Model of healthcare it has become imperative that we focus towards Prevention Wellness. So the new model approach should be more like the Wellness-Prevention-Diagnostic-Cure ”. Integrated health services should adopt an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the management and delivery of quality and safe health services so that people receive a continuum of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, disease-management, rehabilitation and palliative care services, through the different levels and sites of care within the health system, and according to their needs throughout the life course. The vision of the Smart Village Prototype is to demonstrate frugal technological solutions with a business model wrapped around it at affordable price points for the villagers. The intent is to develop use cases powered by technology that enables building of a Smart Healthcare Center (Anytime Anywhere IoT Clinic).
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