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Integrative Medical Informatics Solutions for A Common Man of North Eastern Region [Cure@Home]

Duration: 1 Year (Start Date: January 2008, Completion Date: December 2008)

Objective and brief description:

Cure@Home project had been envisaged to address the challenges posed by healthcare management in the North East Region of India. The major objectives of the project were:

  • Comprehensive Awareness Campaign for addressing challenges like maternal and infant mortality, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases (e.g. high incidence of Malaria and AIDS), nutrition and health status - specially of women and children Other than these, addiction, poor hygiene and water borne diseases are major areas of concern
  • Addressing critical stages of life adopting life cycle approach through counseling of women and children
  • Utilization of local medicinal plants and practices for health status improvement
  • Improving status of training centres and Capacity building of health personnel

Cure@Home is a decision support system with knowledgebase of integrative medicine (Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Yoga). It offers a suite of four applications, which are available in Desktop/KIOSK versions: MyCare (Constitution analysis, Health calculators, Health record), Home Remedies, Diet & Lifestyle and Encyclopaedia. Cure@Home was launched on 5th January 2009, at Indian Science Congress, at Shillong- Meghalaya, at the hands of Dr. M.G.K.Menon.

Present Status: Completed
  • Deployment at Arunachal Pradesh – at 11 model e-villages, along with Dr Kathiresan (C-DAC, Hyderabad)