Last year I had the opportunity of listening to a senior Healthcare technology executive on his vision for the growth of digital health in India. Since then I have made it a point to pick his brain on all things healthcare. I am delighted that he has agreed for a short interview with us and these are some excerpts from the discussion. Rajesh Batra is the CIO and VP for Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for the last 5 years. He has worked with advanced technologies like IoT, Analytics, Big Data and Omni Channel.
It’s interesting to see the constant innovation in the field of healthcare. From apps for sorting out your health records to platforms for finding the right doctor, there’s not only ample scope but providers of unique solutions as well. Like the Philips Heathsuite Digital Platform- an open cloud-based platform which collects, compiles and analyzes clinical and other data from multiple devices and sources. A quick chat with Vijayananda J, Senior Director, Analytics at Philips Healthcare gave a better insight into the platform and its benefits.
“The HealthSuite digital platform represents a new concept in connected care for both patients and providers. It is supported by salesforce.com,” says Vijay, “Health systems, care providers and individuals can access data on personal health, specific patient conditions and entire populations—so care can be more personalized and people more empowered in their own health, wellbeing and lifestyle.”
Almost all of us have that one cupboard at home dedicated to storing documents and files of importance- a major chunk of it, medical. Each paper contributes to the building of one’s medical history but physically managing them all is a painstaking task.
Almost every doctor’s visit today, calls for showing of past records. Every annual health check brings with it a fresh pile of reports. In case of a medical emergency, finding the right document can be a challenge with the papers themselves aging, yellowing or tearing. And of course, there’s also that exasperating possibility when you discover that the medical record you are looking for simply does not exist because you’ve lost it owing to a minor oversight.
Recently I did some assessment on where I was spending my monthly salary. I was intrigued to find out that I spent Rs 18 a day on my DTH connection.…