Healthcare Drivers in India - Some Questions? Posted By Dr Pankaj Gupta Date : 30-Oct-07
I have been a member of this forum for sometime now, but havent contributed much. I am raising some important questions down below. Let me know what you all think. The business drivers for healthcare in India are changing rapidly. Indian healthcare is now looking at-- 1. Medical tourism 2. Clinical trials outsourcing 3. Liberalisation trend of Insurance, FDI moving from 26% to 49%. I am assuming that large hospitals will be moving towards-- 1.'Digital Hospital' paradigm. 2. International healthcare standards like JCI and GCP 3. Be ready for the emerging broad based insurance models
India can not afford the rip-and-replace growth model of the west. Healthcare is very unlike banking, finance or manufacturing, and the same products and processes do not apply in Healthcare. Therefore I feel that the hospitals should be given an option to retain their past investments in IT and processes as they grow. Are such options available in India today?
Kindly validate my assumptions and also let me know what you are thinking from the following perspective- - 1. Cradle-to-Grave Healthcare-IT planning 2. Healthcare Quality Process 3. Healthcare Management Consulting
I am seeing new companies, products and models emerging in Indian Healthcare; but are these models suited for India? Are Indian hospitals willing to invest heavily into such models? FYI, I have now joined Infosys as Principal - Healthcare Consulting. My team of Doctors, Healthcare Management and IT-Engineers are engaged in developing Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) solutions for hospitals.
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