Rural Accessible Healthcare Applying Telemedicine
RAHAT – Rural Accessible Healthcare Applying Telemedicine is an online health provider network based on eHealth Model, aimed to provide affordable, timely accessible and quality healthcare facilities to patients of Pakistan, especially rural underprivileged communities with compassion.
The RAHAT project was developed to address the patient difficulty in accessing quality health care services and consultation from specialists, such as oncologists, cardiologists, neurologists etc. since specialists are hard to access in rural areas and there is the inferior quality of healthcare services available.
To address these concerns, telemedicine clinics will be established where patients get access to expert doctors globally via features such as video conferencing, EMR and connected medical devices. This project has developed a Global telemedicine network, which allows patients to connect with doctors from various parts of the world.
The project has been developed in collaboration with Bin Qutub Foundation and Begum Noor Memorial Hospital. The larger health care facilities (hubs) will connect with the RAHAT centers (Spoke) and render teleconsultation services. There will be 25 RAHAT centers placed at various locations.
Both Pakistani and international healthcare professionals will provide their services for consultations.
These centers will be equipped to provide preventive, curative, diagnostic, telemedicine and referral services.
An elaborate project such as this will require a robust telemedicine system in place that will allow smooth interaction between providers and patients.
For this, the Director of the project, Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed has partnered with FDA approved Dictum Health Solution [DTK2], global leaders in telemedicine technology. The solution encompasses all the necessary vital signs capturing features and effective management of Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
The Project Objectives
- Immediate access to global experts under one roof.
- Improvement in existing diagnosis, investigations and treatment services.
- Reduced travelling time and cost.
- Patient education and empowerment.
- Enhance patient satisfaction and better outcomes.
- Improved quality care.