Apollo Hospitals with more than one and a half decades of experience in the field of Telemedicine has created the largest and oldest multi-specialty Telemedicine network in South Asia. As one of the pioneers of Telemedicine across the world, Apollo has always striven to enhance the access to quality healthcare for communities both in urban and rural geographies.
With the vision of bringing healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual, Dr Prathap C Reddy in 1999 established Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) and Apollo Telehealth Services (ATHS), which is the largest and oldest multi-speciality telemedicine network in South Asia. On March 24th 2000, Bill Clinton, the then US president, commissioned the world's first VSAT enabled village hospital at Aragonda in Chitoor District of Andhra Pradesh. This marked the formal introduction of telehealth services in India.
By synergizing healthcare services, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), medical equipment and patient information system, Apollo provides specialized solutions like Tele-consults, Tele-radiology, Tele-cardiology, Tele-Condition Management and others; thereby empowering a remotely located consumer across the globe to access Apollo's world renowned doctors.
On March 24th, 2015 ATHS celebrated 15 years of telemedicine in India. Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared March 24th as IMA's National Telemedicine Day to acknowledge telehealth as the most promising solution to bridge the urban rural health divide.
ATHS specializes in integrated healthcare delivery to provide Teleconsultations, Tele Radiology, Tele Cardiology, Tele Condition Management, e-ICU services among others.