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Innovative audio and video technology offer medical services in rural

The platform connects caregivers throughout the system and enables specialists to be available on a timely
Innovative audio and video technology offer medical services in rural

Talking about rural development, health service has been one of the prime and important factor. To strengthen the heathcare service various government and non government heath care centres have come up with telemedicine services.

Likewise an Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit system , includes a secure interactive audio and video system that connects patients to providers and specialists to whom they may not otherwise have access.

Intermountain implemented this innovative technology to address some formidable challenges: an aging population and an increasing number of high-need patients, a projected shortage of caregivers, reforms to the payment system and requests from rural hospitals for clinical expertise and support that allow patients to remain in their communities when appropriate.

Many health care systems have used telehealth for years, but Intermountain’s integrated approach has enabled us to implement services quickly and broadly. We have built and installed a common technology platform in more than 600 patient rooms— a number that continues to grow and includes all intensive care units, emergency departments and neonatal intensive care units. The platform connects caregivers throughout the system and enables specialists to be available on a timely basis, no matter where the patient is. More importantly, this approach aligns with the needs of our clinical programs, allowing us to bring new programs and caregivers online quickly and seamlessly.

Eighteen additional pediatric specialty programs are being planned, and our telehealth initiatives have been so well-received by hospital staff that clinical leaders and front-line staff members have made more than 100 additional requests for telehealth services.

For every high-priority telehealth opportunity, Intermountain develops a business case that helps leaders to understand the costs, benefits and operational requirements. If the business case is strong and aligns with Intermountain’s population health and patient engagement strategy, it is recommended for approval. Pilots work well to prove concepts.

Rural India is facing a huge transforming period which are lively to change the lives of rural livelihood in a way. Taking care of agriculture, farming, education, healthcare, the infrastructure necessity and development is also been taken care off.

Thus taking care of the parameter UN Sustainable Development Goals say that ways have to be found for everyone to have access to electricity. India is in the front line. With more than 300 million mostly rural Indians still waiting for power, it is home to one in four of the world’s off-grid people, more than any other nation.

Small solar energy systems, such as the local microgrid that has brought street lights and helped keep the elephants away from Rajanga, look increasingly like the route to bringing power to India’s villages. At the Paris climate negotiations in December, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his nation’s plans to generate 40 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030.

The first stage will be to install 100 gigawatts of solar power in the next five years, as part of an effort to connect the country’s remaining 18,500 dark villages in time for the next Indian general election in 2019.

India also has private entrepreneurs investing in village microgrids. They include Mera Gao Power in Uttar Pradesh and the Mlinda Foundation in West Bengal. But there are problems for private investors because, in such a densely populated country, the grid is rarely far away, and grid power is heavily subsidized by the government. In fact, it is often free of charge. This makes it hard for investors to be sure of a return. “The arrival of the grid could at any time undermine a private-sector microgrid project,” says Palit.

As a result, most Indian solar microgrids are run by local NGOs, often reliant on foreign aid. They are democratic and egalitarian, with power controlled by village committees: Every household has a connection, and even people who fail to pay their bills rarely get cut off. But this can mean that there is no money to upgrade systems or replace batteries when needed.
 

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