Digital transformation of healthcare in India

The year of 2019 has already penetrated by the artificial intelligence and other digital tools in various fields of technology including healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The slow digitization of this technology in every sector will gain the speed. These technologies helping people to live an easier and better life. The idea of digitization was started with the announcement of launching a campaign by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. Despite various challenges, there has been considerable progress in digital transformation of health care, which will expected to continue in 2020 and beyond. For the past many years, the healthcare sector in India has faced multiple challenges such as availability, access, affordability, technology innovation, and data management. There is an aging population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases and higher labor cost. The healthcare industry over the past few decades has changed drastically with the evolution of emerging technological innovation, new surgical procedures and medical devices. The national digital health blueprint (NDHB), by Government of India has a vision to move forward with a major health digitization program. For example one of the great initiative The Indian Digital health Net (IDHN) a research and policy international collaboration led by the Mittal Institute and Harvard Medical Institute is trying to implement efforts on the development of a patient centric, provider friendly Application-Programming Interface enabled (API) health exchange ecosystem. The healthcare system requires similar initiatives and international collaborations to make the society more approachable to easy and new digital tools incorporation. The astronomical impact of digitization of healthcare, pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and diagnostic industries is occurring and will move even faster peed with the integration of the recent advances in economical/inexpensive technologies which will promote and easy the reach of these digitized services and infrastructure to millions of middle and lower middle class population of society. However the integration which have been adopted since then was mainly impregnated in government organization, big multinational companies (MNCs), larger firms and companies. The small business owners and medium scale industries are still not ready for the adoption and integration of recent trends of digitization. To incorporate them in growth and development of chain created with networking of connected devices and technologies which will facilitate the digitization of everything from government to industries to each and every individual of a society. Innovative applications of mobile, cloud based technology to address public health challenges in mass gatherings, disasters and humanitarian crises are coming in to the picture with the adoption of policies of Government on digitization of various platforms with the help of IT (Information technology companies) to provide its beneficial outcomes to each and every individual of society.

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