Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF)
Country of Operation
- Apollo Health CityFor-profit
- Ericsson (technology partner)For-profit
Target income level
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryApollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF), a not-for-profit organization, is a part of the Apollo Hospitals Group. It is credited with being the first to setup a Rural Telemedicine centre in 1999 in Aragonda (in Andhra Pradesh).
Apollo's vision is to provide a successful working model of telemedicine which self propagates throughout India and into the developing world. It will provide a channel for continuous access to the most sophisticated medical support systems at all times. Further, telemedicine shall improve patient care, enhance medical training, standardize clinical practice, stabilize costs and unite clinicians worldwide.
Key program components
Today, ATNF has emerged as India's single largest turnkey provider in the area of telemedicine with over 150 telemedicine centers across the globe.
ATNF works with multiple entities such as the Central and State Governments, medical bodies, and private and public sectors - both at a domestic and international level - to popularize the concept of telemedicine. ATNF offers customized solutions addressing telemedicine support for primary, secondary and tertiary level of healthcare. 'Medintegra WEB', the proprietary Telemedicine Application, supports the platform to carry out telemedicine consultation. Apollo Hospitals provide the medical support by rendering quality healthcare through its key hospitals.
ATNF adheres to all legal and patient security laws guaranteeing patient confidentiality and security of data transmitted via the telemedicine network. Security is ensured by using secure login information, encrypted databases, secure websites and identification through hardware protocols including IRIS identification, when required.
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