A revolutionary online health service, which will be used to deliver telehealth solutions to residents living in the remote village of Gerkhutar in Nepal, has been developed by a UK provider.

Medsystem and Medrecord Online offers local residents the opportunity to have in-depth consultations with healthcare specialists based 65km away, according to Meddserve.

The technology was launched in the village using only a basic computer and dial-up internet connection set up in a temporary healthcare clinic in the local community centre but can be used in any hospital, anywhere in the world.

The data and pictures uploaded to the Medrecord online were accessed by a consultant in Kathmandu, using a secure log-in.

The technology has also been designed to include an integrated hospital management system, which is set to improve the day-to-day running of healthcare establishments and the way patient information is stored and accessed.