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Online Healthcare 2015-02-18

Apollo Hospitals launches its first digital hospital in Chennai

Apollo Hospitals has launched its 10th hospital in Chennai and the first digital hospital opened by the brand with innovative ‘I SEE U’ feature, a virtual visitor solution that uses new age imaging to allow virtual patient visits.

Apollo Hospitals launches its first digital hospital in Chennai

Aimed to offer virtual visit’ facility in which parents and relatives of the patient can see them in the ICU, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited has launched its first digital hospital in the IT Corridor, Perungudi region of OMR in Chennai.

This is the 10th hospital opened by Apollo in Chennai.

The 150-bedded specialty hospital will have on offer high-end tertiary care across various medical disciplines with special focus on Neurosciences, Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics and Trauma.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals said, “When we had established Apollo Hospitals in 1983, our mission was to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. Over the years, we touched lives of over 40 million patients who came from 120 countries and IT was undoubtedly a pivotal enabler in helping us achieve our goals.”

Located conveniently on the main road, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR will be easily accessible to people living in and around Perungudi and its 24x7 Emergency Care services will be invaluable in providing timely attention within the golden hour, critical in medical emergencies.

He further added, “In the present day, the battle against disease needs to begin even before its onset and aspects. Data analytics and big data will play a huge role in preventive medicine and diagnostic services, saving millions of precious lives. I firmly believe that life is priceless and good health is our most precious gift.”

Elaborating on the same, Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals said, “Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR will be characterised by customised workflows that leverage cutting edge technology and harness the immense power of Health IT. Electronic medical records that can be accessed from anywhere, convenient e-payment systems, and an automated medication safety shield are just some of the unique features of the digitally empowered Apollo Hospitals, OMR.
The magic of technology is evident in many thoughtful facets of the new hospital such as the innovative ‘I SEE U’, a virtual visitor solution that uses new age imaging to allow virtual patient visits. Heath Checks are now being powered by clinically profound prescriptive analytics, enabling personalized healthcare to meet the specific patient needs. This hospital stands for the future of healthcare!”

As per the latest findings of industry data, India currently faces a deficit of 300,000 doctors, which is a serious cause of concern. With most of the present doctors being majorly distributed in an around the city, healthcare access in the outskirts of the city becomes a challenge.

With the help of this hospital, Apollo plans to bring top notch consultants to OMR and make healthcare available to people in this part of the city.

In addition to the four thrust areas, the hospital will also have other specialties like Allergy & Anesthesiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology / Diabetology, ENT, Gastroenterology – Medical & Surgical, General Medicine & Surgery, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Vascular Surgery and supportive services in Radiology & Imaging, Laboratory – Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood bank, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Preventive Health, Pharmacy and Ambulance Services.

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