Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and 80% breast cancer incidents are recorded in women above 40 years of age. This is especially worrisome because the number could be an underestimate as currently only 15% of the population is covered by cancer registries.…
The increased need for an acceleration in digital transformation in a post-COVID world is a no-brainer to understand. Healthcare service providers were rather compelled to adapt and digitally innovate to face the unprecedented pandemic in as less than two to three months, pushing hospital IT infrastructure to go above and beyond to find new ways of attending, responding, and treating to in- and out-patients remotely.…
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s digital telemedicine initiative e-Sanjeevani has proved its usefulness and easy access for the caregivers and the medical community, and those seeking healthcare services in the times of COVID-19 pandemic. This is touted as a big push for the ‘Digital India’ initiative laid down by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Recently, as announced on October 29th by PIB, e-Sanjeevani reached a new milestone. So far, e-Sanjeevani has completed 6 lakh tele consultations. As of October 12th, the platform recorded 5 lakh consultations. It took e-Sanjeevani just 15 days to complete the last one lakh consultations.…
Digitization of healthcare is a reality today. The industry is evolving at a fast pace and disrupting care delivery and accessibility around the world. Digital technologies have facilitated and improved healthcare in remote and isolated locations. In places struggling with the scarcity of infrastructure and resources, health-tech allows access to specialized services.…
By ambarish giliyar, @iamgiliyar
Telehealth and its play in Digital Healthcare
Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as mobile devices, Cloud, Fitness devices, Health devices & sensors, AI-powered Messaging & Chatbot systems and more, to access healthcare services remotely and manage healthcare. These may be technologies you use from home or that your Doctor uses to improve or support healthcare services.
Understandably, telemedicine is an inevitability in these extraordinary times. It is predicted that telemedicine could soon replace up to 30%-40% of in-person consultations. Technology adoption to the propagated scale will bring immense changes to the health system. Here we discuss some of the critical factors for a hospital to consider.
The current legal and regulatory landscape that governs Digital Health is scattered and ambiguous. To make matters worse, there is none or very little legal scholarship in the area of Digital Health in India. The scope of Digital Health is vast and covers various business models, which inherently makes it difficult to regulate as a whole.
This paper seeks to knit together existing laws and regulations into what may be called an “ad-hoc” legal framework for Digital Health in India. It is being written for those who are already invested in Digital Health as workforce or capital contributors as well as those who are still testing the waters. Since this is a research paper, it also seeks to raise questions and takes positions which are yet to be tested with the hope that it would set the tone for legal discussions in larger platforms
– An Excerpt from the document…
Post Covid: What will change in healthcare: Tele tele everywhere
When we started Teleradiology Solutions over a decade and a half ago, it was unheard of. The concept was new, untested. Radiologists were raw, untrained, unused to this new way of reporting diagnostic scans which was very different than being in person in a hospital. Bandwidth was expensive, unreliable and weak. However, pre covid-it had become a well oiled global teleradiology healthcare practice with smooth and robust IT enabled, radspa enabled workflows. And Radiologists typically worked part or full time from home as per their personal preference. So when the 4 hour notice lockdown hit India, we could keep working-from homes in India, from homes in America, from homes globally. Suddenly, everyone realised the potential benefits of what we had been doing for what seems like forever!…
The reality of the Indian healthcare system
The current onslaught of COVID-19 has brought to the fore numerous issues that healthcare systems face worldwide. India, with its COVID-19 case load trailing China, Europe and the US by a few weeks, is almost certain to encounter its healthcare system’s limitations in the coming weeks to months. Many countries today have witnessed a geometric rise in the number of cases of the virus owing to its infectiousness and unique transmission characteristics. Barring unknown climatic effects or significant mutations in the virus, it is likely to follow a similar course in the Indian population. The similarities unfortunately end here.…
- A Registered Medical Practitioner is entitled to provide telemedicine consultation to patients from any part of India
- The RMPs should exercise their professional judgment to decide whether a telemedicine consultation is appropriate in a given situation or an in-person consultation is needed in the interest of the patient.
- The RMP shall uphold the same standard of care as in an in-person consultation but within the intrinsic limits of telemedicine.
In March 2020, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has published the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines for Enabling Registered Medical Practitioners to Provide Healthcare Using Telemedicine
Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, the need of the hour
“Disasters and pandemics pose unique challenges to providing health care. Though telemedicine will not solve them all, it is well suited for scenarios in which medical practitioners can evaluate and manage patients.…
The MoHFW, Government of India has published the guidelines for telemedicine services for the Ayushman Bharat – HWC. The Guidelines were notified in August, 2019. This article presents the synopsis of the guidelines.
Manoj Jhalani highlighted the need to transform 1.5 lakh PHC and SHC into Ayushman Bharat HWC(AyB-HWC) based on the Goals defined in the national health policy, 2017 to achieve universal health coverage by 2022.…
Studies have highlighted the multiple benefits that telemedicine lends to screening, including TB detection, PAP smear for cervical cancer and mammogram analysis for breast cancer.…
It is well documented that there is an acute shortage of neurologists and neurosurgeons in India and globally. Despite all efforts, it will be impossible to make available neurospecialists in all suburban and rural areas.…
It has been roughly a year since Ashu and I started mfine. During the course of this journey, we studied the healthcare sector very closely and started interacting with people in the ecosystem. The more we learnt, the more we got passionate about healthcare and at times obsessed with it!…
A Comparison of telemedicine with in-person care for follow-up after elective neurosurgery: results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of 1200 patients using patient-perceived utility scores…
Clayton Christensen coined the phrase disruptive innovation two decades ago as a way of embracing the deconstruction that is necessary when a new technology displaces an old one.…
Digital technology in healthcare is booming at a rate that no one would ever have imagined. From smartphone apps to self-monitoring healthcare devices, the healthcare delivery system has started to change for the better.…
Introduction to Part 2
In putting across the Business Model Canvas, the effort is to present a case study for Medical Device development in India.
In this blog post I provide the details of the 9 building blocks of the TRIVENI: Business Canvas Model
In the concluding part of the blog, I will provide the Project Plan and effort estimates for developing the TRIVENI platform to cover the Research & Product Development Phase.
|TRIVENI: Business Canvas Model|
|Analyzing Cost Structure for Medical Device Companies – Market Realist http://ow.ly/vq4a300pZUM|
Additional Articles by the Author
- TRIVENI: A remote patient monitoring solution via @msharmas – Part 1
- Health ID as Patient IDs unifier in India by Manish Sharma
- 5 Steps towards an Integrated Digital Health Experience in Indian Healthcare in 2016
- Top Healthcare & Digital Health Predictions for 2016
- Zen Clinicals: An Activity & Workflow based solution (1 of 3)
- RFID in Healthcare: Usecases from Hospitals
- 10 Solutions for the Healthcare IT Fringes
- Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things | McKinsey on Healthcare
- 10 most in-demand Internet of Things Skills – CIO – Slideshow
- Analyzing Cost Structure for Medical Device Companies – Market Realist
- Lantronix on “Why Every Healthcare Device Should be Connected to the Internet of Things” | Symmetry Electronics