In matters concerning healthcare accessibility, individuals possess the right to hold their own opinions. Nevertheless, many are unfortunately constrained by inadequate access to healthcare, and their voices often go unheard.
However, HArbor has taken the initiative to bridge this gap by extending a platform for those who must articulate their views for a healthier tomorrow.
Healthcare in rural India relies mostly on public healthcare units, which has limited public funding & a diminished doctor to patient ratio, which gets strenuous with the limited resources while meeting the large population’s medical needs. On the other hand, due to low profitability, less skilled personnel & low availability of doctors who are ready to work under challenging circumstances, private healthcare units are not able to sustain care delivery in these areas.But, is it necessary to build a big healthcare infrastructure to meet care demands in fragmented rural areas, when 80% of Indian doctors are located elsewhere?
Technology may have introduced retail opportunities for medicos practicing in urban set-up, yet the adaption of such new-age care practices in rural areas is low. Extensive adaption of assisted-medicine will facilitate medical practitioners to reach the rural population while solving unique challenges.
Retail healthcare platforms integrated with Telemedicine & diagnostic capacities will be a futuristic & effective digital care model for evaluating, diagnosing & treating patients without the patients needing to visit facilities that may be located far off from their villages.
Mapping each village to a “Village Health Officer” equipped with tools to carry basic healthcare packages along with diagnostic services would prove essential for chronic care management and access to emergency care providers in real-time for rural patients.
Powerful telemedicine integrated healthcare platform, not only benefits patients, but also assist medicos in:
- Team-based care
- Integrating diagnostic analysis in EMRs
- In-home monitoring of patients for follow-up & continued care
HArborSays: Technology is changing the healthcare practices now, more than ever. Let’s dedicate ourselves to rebuild the rural healthcare foundation starting with Telemedicine and reduce the gap between the patients & medical care providers.