Editorial

Peeping into the future

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Ravi Gupta


Peeping into the future

The past few decades have witnessed consistent technological evolution in the field of radiology with the development of several newer technologies. Following the trend, ultrasound, one of the oldest and most crucial imaging modalities, has made a mark globally with the recent surge in its application areas. The advent of 4D imaging and ultra-portability has provided physicians with an imaging tool that redefines the way body scans are performed.

Valued at Rs.485 crore in 2009 and expected to cross the `1100 crore mark in 2015, ultrasound market is set to capture a major chunk of the radiology market in the coming years. With all this, it is evident that the future of ultrasound scanning is here. Read more about the latest trends, technologies and application areas of ultrasound in the Cover Story of this issue.

Going further, capturing the leaders’ thoughts in this issue, eHealth covers an exclusive interview with Dr Naresh Trehan, the most coveted names in the Indian health sector. Being one of the key drivers of the health of the nation, Dr Trehan is now working towards making quality healthcare available to every person in the country through his recent endeavor—Medanta.

Reflecting upon the government’s vision and focus on health, Keshav Desiraju, Additional Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, in an interview with eHealth has shared his thoughts on the key challenges that hamper health of the nation and solutions that can change the way India delivers health to its people.

With our aim to enhance the penetration of IT in healthcare, we bring you a story on health management information systems (HMIS). The story focusses on the vast benefits of HMIS, through case studies of government projects that have deployed HMIS and benefited in a big way. The technology has emerged as a crucial tool for patient data storage and management, providing access of right information to the right people and automating complex tasks and workflow at the public health level.

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