I'm hooked! My Patients love it too, and reduces NO shows

As India embarks into an era of tech-startups mushrooming every other day, there has been an unprecedented shift in the partnering of technology with the common man. Of late, health tech startups have gained traction in the Indian Diaspora and online appointment scheduling system is at the center stage. Everyone knows that doctor’s appointments can be very troublesome. Whether it is waiting in the office or simply booking an appointment, it seems like things can be overly troublesome. However, there is a wonderful new service- Online Appointment system that is available to take the hassle out of scheduling appointments.Patients have put pressure on health systems after growing accustomed to doing everything online--from paying bills, shopping or booking a dinner reservation. We all know that feeling of frustration as we hear the automated voice telling you you’re on hold, or the irritating music coming from the phone instead of a human voice Some doctors do follow these patte

Health Information Technology and Digitization of Indian Healthcare

Health in India stands at a paradoxical juncture. With the decline in mortality rates and increase in average life expectancy, India’s healthcare indicators have definitely improved over the last decade.Healthcare organizations have a complex set of workflows as compared to other industry and the interactions which are required to be captured in electronic format are becoming obligatory. The digital technology is maximizing the productivity of clinician, physician and hospital systems to provide patient-centered coordinated care. According to the rating agency Fitch, the current size of the Indian healthcare industry is $65 billion and is expected to reach to $100 billion by 2015, while India's healthcare information technology market is expected to hit $2.45 billion in 2018, more than three times the $381.3 million reached in 2012. The World Health Organization broadly defines eHealth as “the transfer of health resources and health care by electronic means”. eHealth refers

Top 10 Innovations in mobile health care in year 2014

Healthcare to most of us has been predominantly about reactive treatment or an individual suffering with an illness and has been undergoing a treatment. But the landscape of healthcare has been changing gradually. Care providers and technological arms of Information technology are sensing a huge potential growth in terms of operations and need. Imagine a person in his mid thirties with a very erratic lifestyle is being informed about the potential threats to his health at very beginning of the threat. It sounds too right to be true. All this has been possible when the right health data was available with the person & physician. Companies realized the importance of this medical data two decades back. With such rapid advancement in smart-phones, hand held devices etc the software application developers are more than keen to foray into the health market. Also the medical data of a patient is pretty much protected under the law in the U.S. Applications now are more powerful tha

Why Healthcare IT is so critical

Healthcare systems are highly complex, fragmented and use multiple information technology systems. In the current largely paper-based medical records world, invaluable data is often unavailable at the right time in the hands of the clinical care providers to permit better care. This is largely due to the inefficiencies inherent in the paper-based system. In order to be meaningful, the health record of an individual needs to be from conception or birth. As one progresses through one’s life, every record of every clinical encounter represents an event in one’s life. Each of these records may be insignificant or significant depending on the current problems that the person suffers from. Thus, it becomes imperative that these records be arranged chronologically to provide a summary of the various clinical events in the lifetime of a person. Electronic health records are a summary of the various electronic medical records that get generated during any clinical encounter. To ach