Telemedicine Market in India to be Driven by Inadequate Healthcare Infrastructure & Shortage of Hospitals & Doctors, States SRI12 Jul 2012 • by Natalie Aster
The telemedicine market in India has witnessed significant growth, owing to its potential of providing the world class clinical and medical services to distant and rural locations. The industry has garnered the support of both the government and private organizations that are investing in telemedicine to make healthcare accessible across India. The growth momentum of the telemedicine market is expected to be driven by the inadequate healthcare infrastructure and shortage of hospitals and doctors in the country, especially in the rural areas. However, the market is constrained by the lack of trained manpower, poor infrastructure and legal issues regarding medical advice given through teleconferencing. The future potential of the market is based on the benefits of telemedicine that is expected to effectively bridge the healthcare divide in India, as it has done in various developed nations.
The report “Opportunities in the Telemedicine Market in India” elaborated by Smart Research Insights gives an overview of the concept of Telemedicine in the Indian market, highlighting recent initiatives undertaken by the key players in the industry’s ecosystem. It also analyses the emerging trends and growth drivers in this market, along with the challenges being faced by the sector. The report profiles the key players in the market and also studies the regulatory environment.
Opportunities in the Telemedicine Market in India
Published: March, 2012
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The telemedicine process has evolved greatly in the past few years and has experienced various modes of connectivity.
Point to Point System (P2P) – A single patient end connect to a single specialist medical practitioner within the connected hospital. In networking the P2P protocol is a data link protocol generally utilized to create a direct connection between two nodes over terrestrial and satellite link. Example of this kind of connectivity is how the SGPGIMS at Lucknow is linked to the medical colleges of Orrisa through P2P connectivity via satellite link and District Hospital, Raibareilly via fibre optic cable network.
Point to Multi Point System (P2MP) – In this form of connectivity, a single patient end at a time is linked to any of the specialist medical practitioners’ end within the connected hospital. P2MP is generally utilized in wireless internet and IP Telephony via gigahertz radio frequencies. These systems are both as single and bi-directional systems. Example of this kind of connection is how two District Hospitals of Uttaranchal are linked to SGPGIMS via an ISDN link.
Multi Point to Multi Point System (MP2MP) – In this form of connectivity, more than one patients’ end is simultaneously linked to different medical practitioners’ end at various hospitals spread across geographical locations.
More information can be found in the report “Opportunities in the Telemedicine Market in India” by Smart Research Insights.