About Us

eSanjeevani’, is a web-based comprehensive telemedicine solution. It is modelled on ‘Sanjeevani’ – HIE Divisions’ flagship integrated telemedicine solution. ‘eSanjeevani’ too extends the reach of specialised healthcare services to masses in both rural areas and isolated communities. Besides enhancing quality of medical services, addressing issues pertaining to uneven distribution and shortage of infrastructural as well as human resources, eSanjeevani also aims to make healthcare services equitable by bridging the digital divide that exists between the urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor etc. eSanjeevani can also be used to provide medical education to interns, people across various Common Service Centres(CSCs), etc.

Telemedicine Technology

Telemedicine refers to the use of electronic communication technologies to provide clinical care. Telemedicine enables a physician or specialist at one site to deliver e-health, diagnose patients, give intra-operative assistance, provide therapy or consult with another physicians or paramedical personnel at a remote site. The aim of Telemedicine is to provide expert-based healthcare to understaffed remote medical sites and to provide advanced emergency care through modern telecommunication and information technologies. There are many different disciplines in telemedicine such as Teleradiology, Telepathology, Teleconsultation, Teleconferencing and Telepsychiatry. Telemedicine can be defined as the investigation, monitoring and management of patients, using systems which allow ready access to expert advice and to patient information, no matter where the patient or relevant information is located. Telemedicine involves the online transfer of records, on-line help and home care from one location to another. Earlier there were face-to-face communications that were free flowing and spontaneous. But these days through telemedicine the patients and doctors can interact through video conferencing to another doctors sitting at another site. Increasingly, computer technology will allow much of the work currently being carried out in hospital, to be carried out in people's homes, in an effort not only to improve the efficiency and standards of patient care, but also to reduce its cost drastically.

Telemedicine is not another technology but a process that focuses on the individual to provide greater access and increased knowledge on e-health. It empowers the individual to manage his/her own personal e-health, and integrates information to allow the smooth flow of services and products throughout the health care system. There are four main components of Telematics, all of which are applicable to e-health:

   * Remote database access/update
   * Tele-monitoring
   * Tele-Video Conferencing
   * Case Handling/Message Passing

Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine can benefit isolated communities and areas where access to specialized care is difficult or near to impossible. In terms of attaining equitable health care in remote and isolated areas, telemedicine software applications are of particular interest in several ways:

   * Physician referrals can be reduced by as much as 80% by connecting primary care physicians to specialists.
   * Can improve access to specialty care in some areas, particularly in rural and hilly areas.
   * Can improve the quality of care to patients through more timely delivery of medical services to the point of care.

Contribution of C-DAC Mohali - Telemedicine Division

   * Sanjeevani
   * e-Sanjeevani

Telemedicine application named Sanjeevani has been upgraded to a web based application e-Sanjeevani (using .Net Technology). e-Sanjeevani is a result of core R&D effort in the area of Healthcare, Medical Informatics at C-DAC Mohali, India, developed state-of-art telemedicine technology software package named "Sanjeevani" in-house under the expert guidance of the doctors in PGI. Telemedicine Application "Sanjeevani" deployed at following location in India:

   * PGIMER Chandigarh
   * AIIMS New Delhi
   * SGPGI Lucknow
   * IGMC Shimla
   * PGIMS Rohtak
   * SCBMC Cuttack

Our second effort was establishing telemedicine sites at different locations in the state of Himachal Pradesh, which is a remote and hilly state of India. C-DAC Mohali is further working on implementation of telemedicine technology in rural areas of Punjab.