Apollo hospital launches critical care delivery initiative in Hyderabad

Written by Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: Aug 28 2014, 14:21pm hrs
Apollo'eAccess' is a new initiative in the delivery of critical care medical services. (File photo)
A new initiative in the delivery of critical care medical services was launched by Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched "eAccess", an advanced technology interface that enables the doctors to monitor and provide critical care services to patients undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units even in remote locations.

During the programme, Rao asked Prathap Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, to scale up the services in the city by building more hospitals to meet the needs of growing populace.

Through eAccess, one intensivist will be able to monitor 40-50 patients and help the care team on-site to take relevant actions in real-time to prevent complications.

This technology has a current capacity of monitoring 500 beds and can be scaled up to 1,000 or more beds depending on the need, Apollo Hospitals said.

The initiative has been launched in collaboration with Philips, a Dutch diversified technology company.