Samsung India has entered into a partnership with the Government of Karnataka to provide 1,000 Samsung Tab IRIS to the state Department of Health. The tablet, which has been approved by the UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification, will enable Public Health Centers (PHC) in the state to build a digital database. The initiative is aimed at increasing the efficiency of the system through a central consolidated database about patient treatment, diagnosis, deliveries and drug availability from various locations along with GPS information. The tab itself is SIM enabled and is capable of scanning the iris of a user, which can be verified via Aadhaar. The government mentions that it will soon launch virtual clinics with specialists on board to connect patients through these tablets. The health records of the patients will also be analyzed online to help patients take…
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