HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of HCL Technologies (HCL), inaugurated 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.
HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a not-for-profit organization that strives to contribute toward national and international development goals, bringing about a lasting positive impact on people's lives through long-term sustainable programs. The foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development. Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with a thematic focus on Education, Health, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment, and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion, and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of the HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development. Presently HCL Foundation is implementing five flagship programs, namely HCL Samuday & HCL Grant – Rural Development programs; HCL Uday & Clean Noida – Urban Development programs; HCL Harit (The Green Initiative) - Environment Action program and four special initiatives - Power of One, Sports for Change, HCL Foundation Academy and My E-Haat.
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.”