Indian Healthcare using IT for Universal Healthcare

Ravi gupta

With its established legacy in Information Technology sector, India is well on its way to transform its healthcare sector by marrying its IT capabilities with the goal of universal healthcare, considering the existing wide gaps in the healthcare delivery system.

Considering the deep impact of IT in the healthcare sector, our cover story in the latest issue revisits the key components underlying this transformation process that will eventually change the way healthcare services are delivered in India.

New Rules for Medical Devices, which turned effective recently, are set to change the manufacturing scenario of medical devices and equipment in the country. To gauge the impact the new rules are likely to have on the industry and enable our readers better understand the heart of the matter, the current issue of eHealth magazine carries a special feature, Shaping Indias MedTech Growth Narrative, with updates on new classification scheme in place to push the Indian medical device sectors growth.

The Karnataka Healthcare Summit-2017, organised jointly by the National Health Mission and Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST), the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, and Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, on April 11, at The Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru, served as a convergence point for various healthcare stakeholders to provide a fillip to the healthcare sector.

The latest issue also carries a conference report of this key summit, which served as a unique platform for knowledge sharing — bringing under one roof thought leaders, government policy makers and key decision makers, healthcare providers, diagnostics and lab innovators, health tech companies that are swiftly transforming the healthcare space in Karnataka, in particular, and India, in general.

In line with our efforts to provide unique platforms to the healthcare industry to speak in one voice regarding the relevant issues concerning the sector, eHealth magazine takes pride in announcing the 7th Healthcare Leaders Forum (HLF) to be held on June 30 at the hotel Royal Plaza, New Delhi.

Themed Creating a Road Map for Inclusive Healthcare in India, HLF 2017 seeks to bring together the healthcare industry stakeholders to deliberate, discuss and provide a new direction to the industry by creating a future roadmap for the sectors growth.

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