Given the nascent stage of the industry, Indian hospitals are taking a cut-paste approach to IT… however, such an approach fails to deliver its potential and creates pockets of excellence. Healthcare IT solution should emerge as an output of an overall endeavor to improve processes than as a stand alone tool for quick fix solutions.
Healthcare IT in India
The healthcare sector in India is witnessing increasingly higher service requirements from the population it serves. However, delivery mechanisms are currently plagued with several process inefficiencies and disconnected work flows, leading to poor patient care and management failure in hospitals.
The acute shortage of doctors resulting in poor doctor-patient ratio limits the quality time and attention for each patient. At times, absence of medical records and poor diagnostic facilities leave significant gap in the clinical analysis. Further, there are informal levels of information and clinical data exchange