Dell EMC Partners with AP Govt for Healthcare Program

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 0 comments
Dell EMC has partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to deliver cloud and data analytics solutions in healthcare. For EMC (now part of Dell EMC) this is the second engagement with the state of Andhra Pradesh. Mahila Master Health Checkup (MMHC), a health care program for the women of Andhra Pradesh, was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, at a ceremony held on 20th September 2016.
MMHC program will be used to screen women above the age of 35 for NCD (Non Communicable Diseases). According to the WHO, NCDs account for 60% of the total deaths in India. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases are fast overtaking infectious diseases and malnutrition which were the main disease burden. In this context of rapidly growing lifestyle diseases, a shift from curative to preventive care is being recommended.
MMHC is a Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department program. The program is being launched in more than 7000 health sub centers and would be used by 12000 health workers to screen approximately 9 million women in the next 6 months. Dell EMC is the technology partner that will provide the software solution for MMHC, consisting of the tablet application for the health workers, the web apps for the secondary level and tertiary level doctors, and dashboards for the health officials. The solution is run and managed by the Health Department on NIC cloud infrastructure. In September 2015, the United Nations announced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). India is one of the countries that has committed to working towards achieving the SDGs by 2030. Good health and well-being is number 3 on the SDGlist. By working towards improving women’s health, the MMHC initiative is an important step forward in this direction.
Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President, Dell EMC, said, “It is heartening to see that comprehensive women’s health programs are being launched by the progressive Andhra Pradesh Government. We are happy to associate with the MMHC program and provide the best in breed technology that is critical to making this a roaring success. We wish the MMHC team and the AP Government the best of luck for implementing this initiative successfully and look forward to partnering with them for similar projects in the future.”
“In our country there is an urgent need to improve basic healthcare services to women, a program like Mahila Master Health Checkup will surely improve women’s access to healthcare and reduce morbidity among them. This partnership is a true example of technology driving human progress. Through this partnership we would like to provide the advanced technology that would improve and support mobile healthcare that would expand the access to healthcare services in remote areas in AP. We would like to congratulate the MMHC team and the Andhra Pradesh Government for introducing a unique and comprehensive healthcare program for women in AP,” said Rajesh Janey, President- Enterprise, India and SAARC, Dell EMC.

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