Tele-health in India 2010

Landscape of Tele-Health Infrastructure at Points-of-Service in India

This paper focuses on Tele-Health defined by ITU as “the use of communications and information technology to deliver health and health care services and information over large and small distances” Tele-health is expected to enable transfer of different kinds of information needed for patient monitoring, education and medical interventions in delivery of health care. It has the capability to provide resources and integrate the interactions from different personnel, entities and locations. The data gathered and analyzed here provides useful application patterns, proof points of alternative strategies and solutions to adoption barriers in proliferating tele-health services across diverse demography.