A rapidly maturing populace, enduring ascent in constant ailments and expanding pressure on existing social insurance foundation to convey the greatest consideration in the most financially savvy way has made the requirement for a change in outlook in healthcare services. The present social insurance framework is enhanced to convey intense, receptive consideration. In any case, there is a developing interest to reclassify this framework and move away from a carefully receptive methodology towards giving proactive medicinal services. As such, rather than treating patients at the emergency point, wellbeing concerns ought to be tended to before they become crises. Enactments like ‘Moderate Health Care Act’ and the worldwide need to improve human services conveyance by lessening medical clinic stays and readmissions are rethinking the social insurance conveyance model. The whole business ends up entrusted with the onus of changing social insurance from a twentieth century expense for-administrations model to a model that depends on conveying results.
Elets Technomedia organised a conference wherein the dignitaries from the IT healthcare segment came on a combined pandemonium to discuss about on how their companies are gelling well with the updated technology in strengthening and fastening the healthcare domain. Sugandh Bahl, from Elets Technomedia, was seen recording the quotes from the dignitaries into their respective domain. Prem Kamal, State Head A I & Senior Project Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Jharkhand stated that, “UNDP has been working in many areas in development of people across country and under this intervention and this Immunization program, it is the largest in the country. UNDP designed and implemented an information technology system which actually gives you the real-time information of vaccine logistics and temperature of the cold chain management.
The system was known to have been addressing us with some major queries and luckily we lived up to their expectation in sorts that the pilot project which we implemented successfully in just 3 states; post their completion we were advised by Ministry of health and family welfare to implement it in 9 other states as well. It was success in other states as well because we stated getting information of real-time vaccine logistics as well as temperature of the cold chain system. Considering it to be a very quiet system, later on this has led us to expand this system across country; we have completed this process in 22 states with touching upon approximately 13000 cold-chain points.”
This move, from a market point of view, requires all players to discover fresher and better approaches to distinguish and use cooperative energies. Care suppliers must oversee, screen and guarantee improved medicinal services results even outside of the clinical setting. New frameworks must coordinate with existing applications and foundation. To accomplish this emphasis will be on planning telehealth gadgets, applications and electronic wellbeing record stages according to interoperability norms. According to Ankur Kathuria, Vice President, Government & Transaction Advisory Services, EYLLP, “within the government advisory segment of Ernest & Young, we have been doing lot many initiatives in past decade. Our emphasis has been a lot on getting right service provider for the government to be able to do the task.
Traditionally we have done brick and mortar services in healthcare when it comes to developing superspeciality hospitals, medical colleges so on and so forth. But as technology has evolved and role of IT has gone up; so we haven’t just embraced the technology, but are also racing ahead with it. We have also recently concluded an ambulance tender in UP. It was a mammoth task and as you all know that it’s the biggest state in India and so they are scaling up their ambulance services from 1488 in number to 2200 ambulance, in order to ensure that their response time is 15 minutes max. The tender layed great emphasis on its IT aspect.
Another initiative which we have taken on grounds of IT, is the telemedicine concept. We have also introduced teleradiology as a concept in UP and all this is a clear depiction of how healthcare has changed overtime Gone are the days when you visited bureaucrats and explained them the shortages of doctors. The next level seems to involving a high level of AI into the whole mechanism.”
The last two years have seen a great record number of venture capital and private equity funding in the country. According to E&Y’s report last year, the country received $26.5 billion in 2017, 35 percent higher than the previous high in 2015, and 63 percent higher than the previous year. If planned and implemented well, technological progress can make a significant contribution to India’s healthcare needs. Such an investment would impact generations to come with lower healthcare costs and put India on the world map as a country to be reckoned as a thought leader in adopting digital health. Sumit Vasu, Senior VP, Ziqitza Health Care was stated quoting in the event that, “we are the providers of running close to 350 ambulance services in Jharkhand and similar services in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.
We were the first company in the country to get into a PPP mode for emergency medical services, starting in the state of Bihar in 2009. This whole process of running emergency ambulance service with the help if IT is a great enabler as it helps to optimize the resources and also helps in improving accessibility. If you see the ecosystem of the ambulance services running, there are primarily 3 facets to it; one is the patient who calls, the other is the ambulance or fleet and the last is the centralized call centre that manages and coordinates the whole activity.”