Mapping New Frontiers in #DigitalHealth by Aparna Kumaraswamy, @swissnexindia

A Focus group initiative by swissnex and industry experts, the article was first published on Nextrends Asia. Its been republished on the HCITExperts Blog, with the author's permission

Digital health has taken firm root in Public health services due to many factors:

• Democratisation of data by rapid growth in telecommunications.
• Increased awareness of health initiatives by the general public, thanks to digitisation.
• Aspiration and upward mobility in all fields, including healthcare.
• Shift towards participative and preventive medicine.
• Increasing investment and entrepreneurship in digital health.

Healthcare initiatives have taken a quantum leap by incorporating many disruptive technologies that seek to aid and empower the patient base by improving access to existing and novel services at lower costs.


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Healthcare Decoded – The #Analytics Conundrum by Harish Rijhwani, @Harish_Rijhwani

If we want to start using Analytics in India, one of the areas to focus on can be in the area of Diagnostic Analytics. We can leverage Transfer learning in this area as there are many pre-trained models leveraged by others and available. 

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Timeline: The History of the EMR/EHR by David Rice @bigdatadavid13



Much of the conversation around healthcare technology is centered on where new developments are taking us. But as the age old adage goes, you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.
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Why should standalone Hospitals in India focus on IT enabled productivity by Tirupathi Karthik, @TirupathiKarthi CEO at @NapierHealthit



Fresh out of HIMSS India’s inaugural Digital Healthcare Summit, (2015) in Gurgaon, I lamented over the state of healthcare IT in the country. At the time, we were showcasing our hospital information system and launching our telehealth and patient referral management solutions. I should have been proud to be a part of the innovation on display at the event, and understandably so. But what struck me harder than pride at the event and left me with a lingering sense of disappointment was something else. And that was just how far some parts of India lagged behind the rest of the developed world in terms of healthcare delivery and quality.

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Why India needs Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) by Dr Pramod D. Jacob


India with its vast population of over 1.3 billion firstly has a challenge in keeping a track of this vast population's health, much less keep them healthy.  One of the major reasons for this is lack of timely, accurate and reliable healthcare information in today's paper world



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KPIs on fingertips - Healthcare by Jyoti Sahai @JyotiSahai



During a recent conversation with the CEO-Doctor of a multi-specialty hospital our discussion veered towards how data-driven decision-making using analytic insights could benefit the hospital. His response, typical of most of the CEOs (for that matter from any industry) was - Oh! I really don't need any analytics! All the facts I need to run my organization are on my finger-tips!


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#DigitalHealth as a tool to Protect the National Health Protection Scheme by Dr. Oommen John @oommen_john


Author: Dr. Oommen John, Date: 12/02/2018

Digital Health would have a pivotal role towards efficient implementation of the National Health Protection Scheme announced in the #budget2018.



Healthcare related costs is one of the leading cause of impoverishment in India. In recent times, there has been a growing "trust deficit" between the consumers of healthcare services and the care providers.


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