Healthcare in India and other parts of the globe is in transition phase. Minute to minute details are being worked upon. Specialists everywhere are trying to focus on the various issues. One of them being how to reduce the exorbitant healthcare costs. As more and more healthcare operations cost become a problem, automated data collections has become important everywhere.
Now that the elections happened,Prime minister “Narendra Modi” and his ministers are facing the challenge of expectation set by Indian media and all his supporters. One of the key challenges his team is facing is “HEALTHCARE”.
On one hand we are using the latest technology in healthcare IT whereas on other hand there are no standard protocols followed w.r.t health and operations. One of the huge advantage of healthcare IT being maintaining the patient records and retrieving the data in just one click. But is it still in one click? Whether are systems is that quick is a bigger question? There has always been difference in opinions not only across India but globally as well. It’s a great initiative to introduce the very much-fantasized tablets into the market but is our system really ready for the change. Is this the right time to introduce?
At state level HMIS (HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM) project , we spent a lot of time talking about the functionality and usability of HMIS with the incredible doctors and nurses across the Indian government hospitals. Many of us have had bad experiences using information technology and gotten frustrated with the system itself. But one thing we have learned in our interactions with clinicians and nurses from all over is that there are many issues that are not technology or system issues at all , but rather process, workflow or implementation challenges.