Information Technology has accelerated the healthcare industry with its Healthcare IT solutions. They helped several businesses recognize organizational goals and automate processes by following the principles of effectiveness, usability, customer related and a lucid communication. Healthcare Information Systems has significantly changed the way we carry out our day to day activities. Hospital management softwares play a major role in simplifying various hospitals processes. Healthcare analytics & big data solutions incorporate several crucial features that help in the smooth running of the day to day operations of a hospital. They are aimed at managing all the aspects of a hospital and cover specific areas such as reception, inpatients, outpatients and so on.
Information and Communication Technology ICT has had a significant impact on the quality and safety of patientcentred healthcare delivery in diagnosis management and monitoring of communicable and noncommunicable diseases
The demand for mental health support is rapidly growing
Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD hereafter referred to as Autism which includes Aspergers Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise SpecifiedPDDNOS is a complex lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a persons social skills communication relationships and selfregulation
While Amazons Alexa and Googles Home internet of things IoTs are the most popular IoT devices available widely in the market they are still impaired in their ability to perform advanced activities described in the above quote from a popular movie franchise
Emergency care services have been designed to provide timely and immediate care to timesensitive conditions In any sort of medical emergency
Blockchain is a distributed database of cryptographically chained blocks that aggregates value exchange transactions in a chronological order Each block in the blockchain is immutably recorded across a peertopeer PP network and each one is cryptographically linked to the previous block
A detailed need assessment study is the first step in this direction Risks in programme implementation challenges in providing tele consultants necessity for training retraining learning relearning and unlearning has to be considered
Cancer patients should have access to the best possible care no matter where they live In Asia the estimated number of cancer cases will grow from million in to over million by
When COVID first emerged it changed the norms of citizens daily lives worldwide within a matter of weeks Implementation of government regulations lockdowns and other precautions to slow down the disease spread and keep society safe have entirely altered how various services are provided
COVID has boosted datadriven healthcare There has been a boom in telehealth and innovation in data technology supporting pandemic response initiatives including genomic sequencing testing and tracing and the remote monitoring of COVID patients
Digital health may seem to be the elixir to achieving patientcentric health but theres more to patientcentricity than that For healthcare to be truly patientcentric it must first and foremost be integrated One Patient One Health Record as envisioned by Singapore
It started on September I had just finished delivering an institute lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur a globally recognised institution
Diagnostics is the critical first step in the healthcare delivery chain as per cent of the treatment decisions are based on lab results
The International Standards Organization ISO TC Health Informatics Committee developed a Technical Specification ISOTS Telehealth Services based on a risk and quality management approach
These enduring thoughts are pondered by decisionmakers in the healthcare world where organisations and providers strive every day to work towards a solution to these nuanced and complex questions
In a few short months during the initial periods of COVID telehealth went from almost nonexistent to boom and has begun to decline towards a yet undetermined state of normalcy At its height telehealth was projected to transform what was an estimated US billion in total annual revenue to a projected US billion in US healthcare spending post COVID
NASA to send humans to the moon once again but this time we will stay This media release says it all This will be a forerunner to the manned mission to Mars With individuals already having gone into space in the last years and space tourism having started extraterrestrial healthcare is now a reality
Stretched but coping That is the stark reality today for healthcare systems around the world that have been battling the COVID pandemic for over a year with the severity and impact of the virus coming in peaks and troughs
An interesting approach was introduced in by Hou and coworkers which described a novel simple and inexpensive singlecell pHbased imaging method that allowed for the identification of cancer cells via common pH indicators and UVvis microspectroscopy
The years and will be bookmarked as the years when healthcare became a central theme of concern for the entire planet But as one looks one layer into this ecosystem one sees the vast convoluted often redundant and inefficient network of healthcare data security practices
Globally billion people would benefit from some form of rehabilitation Rehabilitation services help maintain restore or improve skills for Activities of Daily Life
There is an erroneous perception that widespread adoption upscaling and deployment of telehealth is solely related to availability of costeffective affordable accessible and user friendly technology There is no doubt that technology acceptance and behavioural modification which we are witnessing particularly after the onset of Covid has a major rol...
Deployment of Smart Home Technologies SHT for remote healthcare is already causing a paradigm shift However achieving technical success is not the same as demonstrating a clinical difference in healthcare outcomes Technology acceptance from the beneficiarys perspective is essential
It has been a year since the COVID pandemic started India faced exceptional challenges the healthcare system has been stress tested by the high patient volumes and the infrastructural inefficiencies More importantly it has brought about a transformation in healthcare delivery via the power of digital health technologies to address these gaps
Amidst a global decline in noncoronavirus care expenditure Asia has been the only region to see an increase in healthcare spending in thanks to consistent economic performance Healthcare Information Technology IT spending is a particular area of focus with an estimated compound annual growth rate of per cent between and driven by investments in...
The hospital environment today has changed significantly in the last two decades with research and technological innovations advancing patient care and treatment However the perennial expectation of doing more with less remains exacerbated by a myriad of challenges faced by todays healthcare systems Even before the emergence of COVID the rapidly ag...
Telepathology can be explained as the electronic transmission of digital images of pathology for education research diagnosis or consultation The term telepathology was invented in a scientific article by a pathologist Dr Ronald S Weinstein in who is also recognised as the father of telepathology Using the internet and advanced telecommunication t...
I woke up burning with fever There was no one home to drive me to a doctor I could not have risked asking my elderly parents or my young child to take me to the clinic or hospital during this time They are at vulnerable ages for this new virus
Every sixth human on Terra firma lives in India Providing quality accessible affordable healthcare to anyone anytime anywhere is more than a daunting task
Innovation in digital health has become a byproduct of our collective healthcare experience through the COVID pandemic Since the onset of the pandemic we have seen an explosion in innovation in the digital health space
Till date COVID has affected the lives of millions and with time the death toll is increasing so as the economic downturn Though it seems like this pandemic is distressing the physical health of human beings what we cannot neglect is rising of mental health issues due to COVID
Lot has been written on how to work for improvement in patient experience how to engage patients how to improve patient satisfaction or how to apply lean management in emergency situation
Todays technologies combine critical resources technology and gadgets targeted at patients across the continuum of care However this vision for patientcentric technology extends across hospital systems and truly all healthcare organisations that make up the patient care community
Clinical Decision Support CDS software has become an integral tool used By Healthcare Professionals HCPs when treating patients and by patients and caregivers when trying to understand the contours of a given ailmentCDS provides healthcare professionals and patients with knowledge and personspecific information intelligently filtered or presented a...
Artificial intelligence AI systems are evolving at a breakneck pace and have already made remarkable advances in successfully replicating repetitive and complex tasks offering unique insights making it possible for product developers to focus on the more nuanced aspects
Advances in mHealth technologies internet usage and the uptake in the use of mobile devices across the globe have resulted in large quantities of medical data being collected which includes personal information as well as sensitive health data
Healthcare stakeholders are under constant pressure to deliver high quality care at the lowest cost
Recently after a year old girl committed suicide in Malaysia following a survey on her Instagram account the countrys minister for youth said I am genuinely worried about the state of our youths mental health
Healthcare digital transformation is rapidly taking its hold on the industry The primary focus is to provide patient satisfaction
Herzhoff shares some interesting parallels and lessons drawn from the popular organising consultant Marie Kondo
Value patient outcomes and quality are key watchwords for the healthcare sector today Stakeholders of this ecosystem are on a continuous drive to discover innovative and costeffective ways to make this environment more patientcentric secure and efficient
Many market research reports estimate the global digital health market in to be worth around US to US billion Supposing these estimates are correct the size of digital health market was between per cent to per cent of the size of the global pharmaceutical market US billion in that same year
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontier with these words the United Nations UN spells out a fundamental human right to information in Article of the Universal Declar...
Artificial intelligence AI and analytics are providing clinicians and researchers with actionable insights from early detection to endoflifecare and by changing the way research is done and diagnoses are made However unlocking the data treasure trove is not a simple exercise for any healthcare organisation
As the global population ages the healthcare systems of every country face significant challenges to meet the needs of this demographic By million of the projected increase of one billion people will be aged and above by according to the United Nations UN In countries like China and India there are even greater challenges due to the sheer numbe...
Since healthcare is one of the few industries that are crucial for all people worldwide no wonder it sees huge spending and even bigger investment As Deloitte estimated in the global annual healthcare spending may reach US trillion And in the first half of US billion were poured into the healthcare startups by venture capitalists as per Forbes
Pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of a renaissance in leveraging latest technologies and evolving operating and delivery models to transform itself Expectations to meet the demands of patients providers physicians and rapidly changing regulatory compliance needs globally are driving the industry to adopt some of the technological advances mad...
How has consumer behaviour changed in the last years in terms of engaging and communicating with healthcare organisations Communication as a whole is changing Consumers now expect a frictionless and fast experience regardless of the organisation they might be engaging with The introduction of mobile phones especially smartphones have changed th...
Digital transformation of healthcare has been happening for quite some time now With the advent of Computerised Tomography CT scan and Ultrasound Scanning closely followed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI scan and Positron Emission Tomography PET scan the practise of radiodiagnostics was transformed from collecting Xray images to visualising inter...
With the global increase in smartphone and Internet penetration online health information as well as investment and development of digital healthcare technologies the techenabled healthcare TEC sector is growing at an exponential rate In Asia the value o