CEO, Srishti Software Applications Pvt Ltd
What were some of the key challenges that the Health IT sector faced in 2012?
Despite the strong growth of the Indian healthcare technology market over the past few years, the industry is plagued by low penetration. The challenge here lies in expanding the market. True, that the healthcare industry in India has shown a rapid growth, but majority of the demand has been coming from tier-I cities, whereas tier-II and tier-III cities remain neglected, owing mainly due to lack of affordability, accessibility, awareness and availability.
What changes you have noticed in healthcare in the year 2012 in areas like Health IT, Medical Equipment, Regulations, etc.?
The use of ICT has been very instrumental to the concept of ‘integrated care’ and has the potential to enforce a remarkable transformation in the delivery of health-care, making it safer, easier, effective and efficient. If implemented in the right way, these IT systems possess mechanisms to reduce administrative and clerical work, thereby sparing more time for patient care, lowering down defect-rate and at the same time raising levels in storage and transmission of data.
Please tell us about some new and innovative solutions that you are planning to introduce in 2013?
In an age where the world is embracing mobility like never before, Srishti has been able to deliver a product called PARAS, which has carved a niche for itself in the market that is easily installed in tablets, smartphones or handheld devices.
What are the top technologies in healthcare that will play crucial role in the year 2013 and beyond?
In the coming days, we will see a remarkable advancement in the way images are stored in Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Holographic storage and retrieval technologies will define the future of PACS.