Online prescription and delivery of medicines will reduce medication errors and improve patient care, says Dr Archana BM, Founder and Principal Consultant, Health Corniche, while talking to Elets News Network (ENN)
How is IT transforming the healthcare sector in the country?
IT is transforming the healthcare sector in the country by transforming the way healthcare Institutions operate by linking everything from patient demographics to clinical data to financial reports and delivers the information wherever and whenever required. It helps to Synchronise to the needs of todays healthcare enterprise. As the end result, the use of IT would be a decision support system by addressing the needs of multiple healthcare audiences. Use of IT ensures it s a global solution that helps deliver better patient care while simultaneously increasing enterprise efficiency, improving collaboration and reducing costs.
What IT healthcare solutions does your company offer?
Health Corniche provides an end-to-end hospital information solution catering to all possible functions in hospitals. Our solution enables the implementation of the latest and advanced software application innovations using plug and play approach. With proven expertise providing support for leading healthcare applications Health Corniche partners with the top vendors for hospital information.
Hospital Information System (HIT): It is an integrated cloud solution that offers best – of – breed software applications available in a software-asa- service (SaaS) model. The solutions cover all the functional needs of a hospital from an IT solution perspective.
PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) Solution: This Platform is a versatile solution that can be scaled up or down as Enterprise cloud PACS solutions to hospital chain or centralised PACS solution to single hospital. It integrates with a browser based DICOM viewer giving physician access to your images.
Business Intelligence Solution: forms an Integrated Analytics Platform for a Healthcare enterprise, by acquiring data from its ERP and the Ancillary systems. It facilitates an Operational Data Store for the source Systems for OLTP reporting. It cleanses and confirms data for greater accuracy of report metrics.
Mobile Health and Telemedicine Solution: Enhance public health through use of m Health and Telemedicine. Mobile devices are making a huge difference in people’s lives across the globe. Internet enabled smartphones and tablets provide access to information and a channel of communication to the users.
How has healthcare IT transformed the way treatment procedures are carried out inIndia? What transformations are expected in next five years?
Information systems currently being used in healthcare environment in India can be broadly categorised into three types. Firstly, composed of systems that are limited in objective and scope for instance Laboratory Information System, Radiology Information System, and Financial Information System. Secondly, information system is composed of HIS; this consists of communication network, a clinical component and a financial/administrative component and this integrates the three major parts into a cohesive information system. Thirdly, information system, enterprise health information system is expanding in health environment. Such system captures and stores comprehensive patient information across the entire continuum of care in health organisations using integrated healthcare delivery model. Five years from now most of the healthcare institutes will adopt cloud based Enterprise Health Information system (EHIS) to create connections between every organisation, entity and department within a healthcare ecosystem, delivering information where and when it is required.