The Department of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics has been established by the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS), Lucknow with the financial support of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India, with the objective of creating human resources in various fields of Healthcare Information Technology e.g. Telemedicine, Hospital Information Management System, Public Health Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Digital Media Library, Medical Multimedia and Animation, Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging Informatics, Cancer Informatics, Artificial Intelligence & Clinical Decision support system in Medicine, e-learning in Medicine Surgical Informatics, Virtual Reality & Medical Simulation.
Telemedicine activities in MLN Medical College were started in August 2010. Dr. Devashish Sharma, Professor, Statistics and Demography is working as the Nodal Officer of Telemedicine Unit Prayagraj. Mr. Prabhakar Yadav, Network Administrator is looking after the configuration and maintenance of this unit. Under this project the activities are carried out at three different places. The main unit is at Digital Lecture Theater of S.R.N Hospital and the Telemedicine activities are carried out from CME Room, MPS Building at S.R.N Hospital. The third unit Digital Library is at Central Library situated in main campus M.L.N. Medical College.