New Delhi/ Hyderabad – December 22, 2014: In a significant step to empower citizens with convenient access to healthcare, the Telangana Government today announced the launch of India’s first dedicated health care app for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, powered by Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions. The application was conceptualized by the Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the Ministry of Health. This is the first dedicated app for any Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in India and is positioned to bring a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry by making health care facilities more accessible and amply reflects Government’s commitment to fulfill the Digital India Initiative.
There are more than 800 Government Healthcare Centers comprising of Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Area Hospital, District Hospitals and Specialized Centers in the Cities listed by the app. Currently available for Android users, starting today the application will be available in both Telugu and English and can be downloaded for free through the Google play store. The App will help the Ministry to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers and also empower the citizens to track and record their health data through the health tools.
The application has been developed and managed end to end by Mahindra Comviva. Based on Mahindra Comviva’s WebAxn platform, a client – server solution that provided a rapid cross platform development and deployment of the mobile applications. The solution enhances mobile health-care experience by empowering users to manage their own account directly through a client on their handsets.
"The Ministry of Health, Medical & Family Welfare is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated App to facilitate access to its initiatives, provide public health information, locate health centers and utilize intelligent health tools. The Government believes in the best use of technology to enable the delivery of healthcare services to all in need," said Dr. Rajaiah Thatikonda, Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister, Government of Telangana.
"One of the most important aspects is to empower the individuals to be able to track their health and encourage a positive health seeking behavior in the long run. We have designed tools for helping individuals monitor their health information that also benefits their healthcare providers as they can review the trends," said Dr. Anthony Vipin Das, Chief Advisor & Strategy, Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC), Ministry of Health, Medical & family Welfare.
Commenting on the association, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Mahindra Comviva said “It is a moment of great pride for us to be associated with this prestigious initiative. We are committed towards working with the Telangana government in providing technological support in bringing convenient healthcare access to the users.”
About Healthcare Innovation Cell
The Healthcare Innovation Cell was launched by the Ministry of Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Government of Telangana with the aim to integrate a multi-disciplinary ecosystem to share and implement relevant innovations and solutions for the delivery of Healthcare services. The vision being Ideate, Innovate for Impact. The cell is headed under the leadership of Dr. Kranthi Raj, Chief Innovation Officer and Dr. Anthony Vipin Das. The cell actively leverages social media platforms to engage with community and discuss healthcare innovation for the State of Telangana. Among its many projects include the development of an interactive map of the healthcare centers in the state and also an App for the Ministry. The App was designed by Tania Jain, an Alumnus of NID, Gandhinagar.
About Mahindra Comviva
Mahindra Comviva is the global leader in providing mobility solutions. It is a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and a part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group. With an extensive portfolio spanning mobile finance, content, infotainment, messaging and mobile data solutions, Mahindra Comviva enables service providers to enhance customer experience, rationalize costs and accelerate revenue growth. Its mobility solutions are deployed by over 130 mobile service providers and financial institutions in over 90 countries, transforming the lives of over a billion people across the world. For more information, please visit www.mahindracomviva.com
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