Editorial

Technology: A catalyst improving patient care

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Ravi Gupta

Dr Ravi Gupta Editor-in-Chief, eHEALTH magazine & CEO , Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd

Technology is fast influencing almost every aspect of our daily life. Healthcare being one of the most important aspects of life seems consistently deriving its benefit. What used to take days to be properly diagnosed, accessing it today could be just a video call away.

Our latest issue of eHealth magazine thus focuses on emerging technologies and changing face of healthcare in India. These hold significance as they are helping the Government and the private sector to take health facilities to every nook and corner of the country.

Our cover story ‘Emerging Technology Catapulting Healthcare Industry to Reach Extra Mile’ also highlights role of technology in healthcare industry. It mentions how technology has facilitated diagnostics, treatment, prevention, research, education and analytics.

Our feature story ‘EHRs Key to Transform Healthcare Delivery in India’ examines how maintaining history of health records hold the potential to make a huge difference in setting up a proper model for healthcare services’ delivery.

The magazine also carries interview of Dr Kevichusa Medikhru, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Nagaland, who talks about various healthcare initiatives in the State.

We have insightful interviews of important industry leaders including Srinivasa Rao Paturi, Chairman and Managing Director, eVaidya; Raju Venkatraman, MD & CEO, Medall Healthcare; DSN Murthy, MD & CEO, Dhanush Infotech Pvt Ltd and Atantra Das Gupta, Director, Head-Health and Medical Equipments (CE), Samsung India.

The latest edition also contains interview of Vikram Thaploo, CEO – Apollo Telehealth Services, where he shares information about telemedicine and its various applications to facilitate diagnosis process in rural areas.

We have also carried a report of Andhra Pradesh Health Festival held from 18-21 June, 2018 in Visakhapatnam. Organised by Elets Technomedia along with Health Medical and Family Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone, it comprised Health Datathon and Health Hackathon competition and a conference.

The occasion was participated by various eminent personalities including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, and the State’s Special Chief Secretary, Health Medical and Family Welfare Department Dr Poonam Malakondaiah; Advisor(Health) Dr Jitendar Sharma; Additional Secretary, Health (GoI) Arun Singhal; Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushanm and NITI Aayog’ Member Prof Vinod Paul.

Representatives of International agencies including World Bank, World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), also attended the Health Festival.

With such a bouquet of articles, interview and feature story, we hope this edition will evoke an invaluable response from our esteemed readers.

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