Apollo Hospitals Group Starts Project to Connect Healthcare Providers

27 August 2009 (Last Updated August 27th, 2009 18:30)

India's largest hospital network the Apollo Group of Hospitals has begun a project worth Rs2000 crore (approximately $410m) to connect doctors, hospitals and pharmacies across the country. The project will link healthcare providers in the public and private sectors through telemedicine

India's largest hospital network the Apollo Group of Hospitals has begun a project worth Rs2000 crore (approximately $410m) to connect doctors, hospitals and pharmacies across the country.

The project will link healthcare providers in the public and private sectors through telemedicine, mobile software and wireless networks, Business Standard reports.

The Health Superhighway project will maintain medical records giving access to other healthcare providers in the country, the news agency reports.

Apollo has collaborated with IT company IBM and is in talks with other leading hospitals and companies to further expand the project, the news agency reports.