Medical technologies and information and communication technologies can be tagged as two extremely crucial segments in the healthcare sector. While ICTs have vast applicabilities to improve the quality, efficacy and efficiency of healthcare, use of medical technology, on the other hand, is imperative for healthcare settings across various specialities. Both these sectors have been witnessing the infiltration of newer technologies at every level, which has therefore necessitated the dissemination of information about them.
Although both these segments are poised for immense growth, yet certain factors impede the full-fledged penetration of these in the Indian healthcare sector. The diffusion of information and communication technologies is currently low owing to factors such as lack of awareness, low budgets, complexity of ICT applications and so on. Often, because of availability of multiple solutions, the user is unsure of the product that would best suit the need of his/her healthcare setting. The pressing need for accessibility to latest information about medical/diagnostic equipment has also been felt at various levels.
Considering the low availability of information on the various health ICT and medical technology solutions available in the market, eHealth brings to you the first-of-its-kind Healthcare Technology Resource Guide ’09-’10.
The Healthcare Technology Resource Guide aims to bridge the gap between product and solution providers and users by providing the most up-to-date information on the various product and service providers in the health ICT as well as medical technology arenas. In fact, this guide is our first endeavour towards bridging the provider-user divide to enhance application of technology in Indian healthcare industry.
The guide is divided into two major segments: Health ICT and Medical Technology. Each segment will take you through a wide array of available products and solutions provided by some of the most eminent players in the industry.
We hope that this compilation provides benefits to the entire Indian healthcare sector and serves the purpose of reaching out to all end users!