It is well known that the technology is widely used in healthcare, but to a large extent it is in medical devices than managing health data. However, think-tanks and startups are working hard to make best use of SMAC, which is already delivering value in other sectors like banking, retail, etc.
A shot of Information Technology has helped to revive the health of various sectors by bringing transparency, better control over the business processes and ultimately customer satisfaction. Advanced technology has changed the localized patient management bringing control over key health indicators such as Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR). From success stories of localized patient management, it is time for applying the technology to create uniform healthcare experience for any individual across all providers. Such an experience can be given when healthcare service providers coordinate effectively to exchange information internally (various functions) and externally (other providers, pathology, pharmacy, insurance and patients) using standard formats. Such Coordinated Healthcare Management (CHM) shall help efficient decision making, continuity of treatment as well as research to achieve ultimate goal of सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः!
Easy technology access and increasing flow of information are changing healthcare engagement patterns making Interoperability all the more necessary.
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