Information technology

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.

Telemedicine Policy and Practice

Recommendations from Saudi Arabia’s Journey

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

Balancing Demand and Supply in Mental Health

The Role of Technology

The demand for mental health support is rapidly growing

ROBOTICS FOR AUTISM

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

Fundamental Theory for Successful A.I. Adoption by Healthcare Industry

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

Role of Telemedicine and Digital Technologies

Future of emergency care services in India

Emergency care services have been designed to provide timely and immediate care to timesensitive conditions In any sort of medical emergency

Application of Blockchain Technology in Hospital Information System

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

THE BUSINESS OF TELEHEALTH

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

Accelerating The Digital Transformation in Healthcare

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

THE ROLE OF DIGITAL HEALTH IN CHANGING COVID-19 LANDSCAPE

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

OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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

INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE

The Singapore story

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

TELEMEDICINE

An exclusive interview with Krishnan Ganapathy

It started on September I had just finished delivering an institute lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur a globally recognised institution

A DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN PATHOLOGY

Diagnostics is the critical first step in the healthcare delivery chain as per cent of the treatment decisions are based on lab results

GLOBAL CERTIFICATION FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

The International Standards Organization ISO TC Health Informatics Committee developed a Technical Specification ISOTS Telehealth Services based on a risk and quality management approach

2030 VISION

Looking toward the future of interoperability

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

TELEHEALTH

The next frontier of virtual care

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

HEALTHCARE FROM SPACE, DOWN TO EARTH!

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

DIGITALISATION IN HEALTHCARE

Moving to the forefront of AI

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

AI to Identify Cancer Cells by their Acidity

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

Data Security in Healthcare

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

Tele-rehabilitation

The time has come

Globally billion people would benefit from some form of rehabilitation Rehabilitation services help maintain restore or improve skills for Activities of Daily Life

Technology in Telehealth

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...

Geriatric Smart Home Technology Implementation

Are we really there?

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

Removing Frictions through Healthcare Digitalisation

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

BUILDING RESILIENT AND SECURE INFRASTRUCTURE

FOR HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL FUTURE

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 Overlooked Price of Healthcare Digitalisation

Power management continuing to be a big challenge

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 for Remote Unreached Communities

Feasibility during public health emergencies

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...

Virtual Health

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

TELEHEALTH IN THE BEFORE COVID-19 AND AFTER COVID-19 ERA

A story from India

Every sixth human on Terra firma lives in India Providing quality accessible affordable healthcare to anyone anytime anywhere is more than a daunting task

Digital Healthcare Transformation and Innovation

Optimising knowledge flow

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

MENTAL HEALTH IN COVID-19

An e-health service to provide tele-mental health support in pandemic

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENABLED PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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

Transforming Healthcare Delivery through Connected Patient Rooms

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 SOFTWARE

FDA’s Risk-based approach

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...

AI Set To Revolutionise Medical Device Technology and Distribution

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

mHEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Privacy & Control

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

INTELLIGENT HEALTHCARE

FROM VISION TO REALITY

Healthcare stakeholders are under constant pressure to deliver high quality care at the lowest cost

MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

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

Healthcare digital transformation is rapidly taking its hold on the industry The primary focus is to provide patient satisfaction

APPLYING THE KONMARI METHOD TO YOUR HEALTH DATA STRATEGY

Herzhoff shares some interesting parallels and lessons drawn from the popular organising consultant Marie Kondo

DIGITAL IS SET TO CHANGE HEALTHCARE MASSIVELY

Here is how

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

Commercialisation of Digital Health

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

THE SEVEN OBSTACLES

SUCCESS FACTORS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH TOURISM AND GLOBAL HEALTH

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...

DELIVERING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION IN A HEARTBEAT

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

ASIA’S HEALTHCARE GOES DIGITAL

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...

Transformation of Healthcare

How technology redefines one of the oldest industries in the world

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

TRANSFORMING TO DIGITAL

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...

FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE WORK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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

BENEFITING MEDICAL PROFESSION

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...

Digitalisation as a Step Up in Early Life Nutrition

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

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