Telemedicine means "distance healing", being derived
from a Greek word "Tele" meaning "distance" and
a Latin word "mederi" meaning "to heal". Telemedicine
is not one specific technology but a way of providing healthcare services at a
distance using telecommunications technology, medical expertise & computer science.
Telemedicine is the future of global healthcare.
Given the diversity that is India, despite the progress made in the health care
sector since Independence the disease burden has doubled. The population growth
is high, with the population demographics showing a skewed distribution towards
the very young and the elderly. The prevalence of risk factors for chronic diseases
such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancers are on the increase while the struggle
to reduce maternal and child deaths, malnutrition related and infectious diseases
Accessibility to healthcare is a major deterrent to those seeking early medical
help. 70% of India lives in more than 600,000 villages and yet 90% of secondary
and tertiary care facilities, 80% of doctors, 75% of dispensaries and 60% of hospitals
are located in urban areas.
There is a problem with retaining doctors in rural areas specially the specialist
doctors. Penetration of healthcare services is low and the medical facilities inadequate
with many of the rural poor having to rely solely on alternative forms of treatment,
such as ayurvedic medicine, unani and acupuncture.
Even in the urban setting, a visit to a consultant has to be planned. Especially
in an emergency setting, time of the day, availability of transport, distance to
hospital, time to reaching expert care and time to initiation of treatment all affect
the final outcome.
For any individual seeking medical treatment the financial consideration remains
central to decision making. Various estimates suggest that only about 0.2 to 2%
of the Indian population has any kind of health insurance cover.
Most medical complications associated with chronic health problems like diabetes
and hypertension are avoidable and are the result of inadequate follow up care.
The main deterrent for regular follow-up is the 'out of pocket' expenses that the
individual would accrue. Individuals tend to seek expert medical help then neglect
in an emergency.
- Indigenous R & D / innovations
- Clinical validations
- Domain & technology expertise
- Huge opportunity if right model is exercised
Maestros is committed to 'enabling technology 'to'
distance' between individuals in need of
medical help and the expert
doctors irrespective of
Maestros endeavors to understand the needs while focusing on the Research & Development
and manufacture of products and services to serve these. Indigenously developed
innovative telemedicine solutions are the domain and forte of Maestros.
Lead by a strong management team, an extremely experienced, intelligent, focused,
creative and talented team of professionals forms the backbone of the organization.
They conceptualize, create and help in the implementation of ingenious solutions.
The team understands the need to customize the telemedicine solutions to given medical
scenarios. The presence of all the software and hardware expertise in-house results
in the creation of economical customized total solutions.
An expert medical team, tie-ups with medical professionals from diverse specialties,
multi specialty institutions and insistence on use of international medical standards
for development of medical solutions support the technical team.
The aim is to provide complete yet, economical solutions to ensure their implementation
in ‘all’ possible medical situations, to ensure maximum coverage and medical care
from a distance.