With the country embracing modern technologies at a steady pace in every sector, healthcare is a prominent area where it is needed most urgently. Making healthcare affordable, accessible, and its delivery transparent, however, are the challenges only technology can answer in contemporary times.
Our cover story “Unifying Healthcare Delivery with Cloud Technology” is an attempt to explore and highlight how this technology can play vital role in streamlining things in healthcare industry.
It is believed Cloud computing is the future and managements need to move from routine solutions to cloud computing solutions.
The new computing paradigm makes it possible to access photos, videos or documents from any Internet-linked computer. Various experts have expressed their views on this latest technology which would bring incremental change in the healthcare ecosystem.
Observing the growing trend of medical tourism in the country, we have carried a special feature on ‘Medical Tourism: A Novel Introduction of India Among Globetrotters’ highlights major key elements fostering the industry and attracting foreign tourists. Various key healthcare service providers shared about how it is becoming a major emerging opportunity for the Indian healthcare sector.
One of our special stories is ‘Industry Hails Jaitley’s Budget Taking Healthcare to All’. It highlights industry’s take on Union Budget especially in terms of healthcare sector and underline how they are perceiving the Narendra Modi Government’s move to take healthcare to all.
We also have some insightful articles and interviews from experts of healthcare sector.
In an article, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Sangita Reddy says Apollo caters patients by integrating IT with healthcare. In this issue, Dr Monica Priyadarshini, Special Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Government of India, has shared initiatives undertaken to boost medical tourism in the Union Territory.
Dr J Sivakumaran, COO, KMCH, Coimbatore in his interview has talked about evolving technologies of healthcare sector.
In another article Dr Gaurav Dahiya, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat, has mentioned about the ongoing project on School Health Check-up Programme.
With such a variety of special stories, articles, and interviews of distinguished personalities, we hope to receive an invaluable feedback.
Also, taking our mission a step forward, we are set to organise Healthcare & Wellness Awards 2018, Conference & Expo on 29 March in New Delhi. One of the biggest extravaganzas in healthcare sector will witness participation from a galaxy of India’s top hospitals, healthcare providers, nursing homes, medical devices and hospital equipment companies.