HCL Foundation supports the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences set up a Next-gen centralized cloud-based patient monitoring system in Bengaluru
New Delhi: HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of HCL Technologies (HCL), has set up a next-generation centralized patient monitoring system at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS) to enable robust clinical surveillance and patient monitoring. The cloud-based solution will monitor patients’ vital signs in real-time, simultaneously integrating with electronic patient records and medical devices, thereby facilitating remote review of patient status.
The advanced centralized monitoring system, housed at the NIMHANS Day Care Center at Bengaluru, has been inaugurated by Mrs. Roli Singh, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, in the esteemed presence of Dr. Pratima Murthy, Director, NIMHANS, Mr. Durga Prasad Kancherla, Vice President, HCL Technologies, and Dr. Laligam N. Sekhar, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, the USA at the event.
The accelerated adoption of telemedicine and digital technologies in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape. Technology advancement through a next-generation centralized patient monitoring system with diverse system component options adds immense value to clinical care at NIMHANS. It streamlines workflow for the clinical staff, especially in the busy sections of the hospital where large numbers of patients await treatment at the same time.
Keeping up with the latest innovations, NIMHANS has implemented various measures, including a productive telemedicine system, to amplify its patient care services with support from HCLF. With a shared vision of empowering healthcare and wellness, both organizations joined hands to set up a robust telemedicine platform to deliver healthcare to patients in their homes and reduce pressure on clinicians by allowing virtual consultations for follow-ups for patients coming from afar for treatment.
HCL Foundation works closely with NIMHANS to provide technology-enabled healthcare services to the urban masses. Before the advanced patient monitoring system, HCL Foundation donated a portable DR X-ray unit and an advanced lifesaving ambulance to NIMHANS.
Quote of Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director, HCL Foundation
“HCL Foundation has always been active and ready to support and address the challenges of affordable and effective healthcare with technology integration through these initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to implement a next-generation surveillance system for robust and real-time patient monitoring system at a reputed institution such as NIMHANS. HCLF is happy to support their vision of modern healthcare, reducing pressure on clinicians by enabling dynamic monitoring of patient status through cloud-based intelligent systems.”