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Cisco and Narayana Health team up to deliver affordable specialty healthcare services

Narayana Health (NH), one of the leading hospitals in India has collaborated with Cisco , an American multinational corporation technology company in order to deliver affordable specialty healthcare services. It looks forward to offering specialized remote diagnostics capabilities with the help of Cisco’s virtual expertise digital solution. A highly secure medical-grade network embedded with high-definition two-way video and advanced visual experience was launched in Bangalore as a part of this coalition.

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Cisco & Narayana Health team up to deliver affordable specialty healthcare services

The collaboration with Cisco will help Narayana Health to offer diagnostic services for various specialties at a reasonable cost. It will ensure a high-quality and high-value patient experience in several areas like neurology, nephrology, oncology and cardiology. It will further help in creating a truly mobile and digital hospital experience due to the modifications implemented by Cisco. Narayana Health Group will work together with Cisco to integrate and set up advanced telemedicine solutions across three centres in India – Sirsi and Bellary in Karnataka and Rajarhat in Bengal via the main centre at Narayana Health City located in Bommasandra, Bangalore.

The virtual expertise digital solution of Cisco will help the patients in connecting with NH specialist easily and efficiently, regardless of distance. The solution brings voice, video, and data to wherever patients are located and demonstrates how tele-health and sensors within medical devices can create new opportunities for innovation. The solution enables real-time telemetry of medical device data, audio, high-definition two-way video, ECG, other vitals and radiology, analytics of medical reports and a web-based portal which supports mobile end points. It will also aid the Narayana Healthcare teams in providing a prognostic and predictive care for their patients.

Talking about the alliance with Cisco , Dr. Devi Shetty, chairman, Narayana Health stated that, “Healthcare and its inaccessibility is a persistent concern in India. We are in an era of digital transformation, and as hospitals begin this transition, we need to create an infrastructure that is agile and adds value to patient care. Our association with Cisco will help Narayana Health to move closer to realize its vision of becoming a digital hospital and deliver advanced specialized healthcare to both rural as well as urban populations.  We are looking forward to further deepening and leveraging this relationship in future,”

The virtual expertise digital solution of Cisco strives to provide NH a highly secure platform for the safety and privacy of the patient record system. It will ensure that the data is available when needed and that information is not used, disclosed, accessed, altered, or deleted inappropriately while being stored or transmitted while using this solution.

Expressing his gratitude on collaboration with Narayana Health, V C Gopalratnam, CIO, APJC, president, IT and chief of strategy, planning, and operations, Cisco India, stated that, “Narayana Health has redefined how super-specialty healthcare is delivered. Using highly secure medical-grade networks with immersive visual experiences, we can virtualise scarce resources including doctors, nurses, and paramedics and provide access to specialist consultants remotely. We are excited that our collaboration with Narayana Health demonstrates the future of health and healthcare in India.”