NetApp and Narayana Health Develop “Athma” Patient Registration System, Health News, ET HealthWorld


Bangalore: Narayana Health, in collaboration with software publisher NetApp, unveiled an “Athma” case management system that will allow the company to manage its health data in a secure and efficient manner. NetApp will work with Narayana to modernize its IT systems and implement technological advancements in healthcare management to improve patient care services.

The healthcare provider intends to build a responsive IT infrastructure for faster diagnosis and shorter response times, thus making the process easier for patients and physicians. To achieve this goal, Narayana Health deployed NetApp technology solutions to develop a patient management system capable of storing and processing patient records. The resulting Athma system can capture, store, and retrieve networks at 15 sites to produce the required information. The system allows medical staff and patients to access their entire medical history in a short period of time, further improving the quality of health services provided by Narayana.

Elaborating on the inculcation of technology to advance healthcare services, Ramu Manjunath, Head of Core Infrastructure, Narayana Health, said, “NetApp offers a unique approach to data management. Data storage on NetApp is much faster compared to other solution providers. He offered simple and easy infrastructure management solutions to our engineers. The whole move to NetApp has been fairly straightforward and transparent from an implementation, architecture, and support perspective. With Athma, patients have complete continuity of all their medical history. Their history is available in our system and can be retrieved in seconds, so physicians can review and take a call rather than going back and forth to find cases or reinvest in investigations.

The collaboration aims to optimize the efficiency of data storage and management across all locations, helping to advance healthcare in India. The Athma centralized data and application storage system is based on NetApp and is available in the cloud. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP software makes it easy to manage stored data. Two fully replicated data centers, one in Central India and one in South India, perform backup and restore using Azure NetApp Files and NetApp File Services . The system provides clinical staff with essential and timely information that further enables them to provide better patient care.

Speaking about the positive impact the collaboration aims to bring, Puneet Gupta, Managing Director and Vice President India / SAARC, NetApp India Marketing and Services, said, “Simplicity is at the heart of everything we do at NetApp. Our solutions are designed to be easy to implement and scalable. For next-generation healthcare providers, accessibility to data and health records is of paramount importance today. With our heritage and experience in data management, and our core technology offerings, we are happy to contribute to the changing landscape of healthcare in India. It is an accomplishment to see that our solutions directly enable physicians to provide better medical care to the needy.

The Narayana Health hospital system plans to increase the number of locations and add more clinical services in more than 60 specialties. with the help of NetApp. Cloud Volumes ONTAP will provide tools such as NetApp Active IQ® Digital Advisor to help the hospital manage and optimize costs.


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