In discussion with Dr. Pramod David Jacob and Dr. Thanga Prabhu, @thangas discuss the impact of the National Digital Health - The Healthcare IT Experts #Podcast: S1 E2






In this episode of the podcast, we have Dr. Pramod David Jacob, Director and Chief Medical Officer of dWise Healthcare IT solutions

And Dr. Thanga Prabhu, Vice President, Clinical Informatics, Coheremed Solutions. In our podcast today, I ask our two eminent experts about their experiences of enabling DigitalHealth in India and more recently about the National Digital Health Blueprint and what it means for the ecosystem in India.

Disclaimer :- the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the podcast belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author's employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.




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Some perceived shortfalls in the proposed Indian National Health Stack by Dr. Pramod Jacob

There is ongoing work in India for a Nationwide Information Technology platform, that will support and facilitate the deployment of the Ayushman Bharat program, which is called the “National Health Stack”, the objective of which is to help achieve Continuum of Care across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care for each of its citizens and facilitate payment for the care.


A draft of the National Health Stack (NHS) strategy and approach was put out in July 2018 for feedback and comments till July 31, following which no final draft has been published in the public domain. Hence the shortfalls brought out in this write up are based on the July 2018 draft and so these are perceived shortfalls, because the final version may have addressed these concerns. If so, request that the final document be published in the public domain. http://niti.gov.in/writereaddata/files/document_publication/NHS-Strategy-and-Approach-Document-for-consultation.pdf  

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The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP ) of India story by Dr. Pramod Jacob

Considering the Nipah virus containment story recently, I thought it would be appropriate to write about the IDSP program in India, as it had a major role in this containment.

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched in November 2004 with the assistance of the World Bank, to identify and respond to disease outbreaks and epidemics at an early stage, preferably before an event becomes an epidemic. 

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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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