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Preventive Healthcare – Can the model evolve?

We have been hearing a lot of changes in the approach for preventive healthcare segment. With an era of focus only on creation of medical claim products, which pays you once you are ill, preventive healthcare has never rightly evolved. However, the preventive healthcare plan is not an unknown entity for developed countries where people are availing preventive care. In India, we start caring for our health when we cross 40; however research says the age group of 30 to 40 is the group which is becoming more vulnerable as the patterns of work, […]

Security Best Practices for Healthcare Application Design – Series 1

It is often a discussion between what is required and what is essential for your application designs. For Healthcare Applications, it is extremely important to balance the act of decision making when you know your application will host PHI.

PHI stands for Patient Health Information is the most important and crucial data, that needs to be protected. PHI can be anything that contains Patient Health Information, be it medical reports, specific application screens or PHI available for research use on public domain. There are guidelines when it comes to de-identification of such datasets that are […]

ICD 9 to ICD 10 Transition Approach – Taking a holistic view on healthcare’s important transition

With the deadline for transition to ICD 10 coming closer, it is important to take a holistic view towards the transition efforts. Here I am sharing my views to give some more lights on the impact of the transition.

Most of the products who have met the deadlines for 5010 soon will be required to start using ICD 10 instead of ICD 9 code sets.

However, the switch to ICD 10 does not affect the CPT for outpatients. So for all inpatient procedure codes and diagnosis codes, it is mandatory to use the new codes as […]

Adoption of Health IT Technologies in Rural Healthcare

I have been interacting a lot with Healthcare IT Decision Makers and CIOs, following many news article in Healthcare segment and so I thought of sharing some of my experiences and findings in Rural Healthcare segment.

When the world around us is growing at a rapid pace, the challenge in such scenario is to bring the need of providing quality healthcare at subsidized price to all, irrespective of the fact you stay in downtown or countryside. Imagine a scenario, where your next door neighbor going to better places far off in some other states or […]

Electronic Medical Records Implementation – 10 things to consider

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is one of the most popular terminology in Healthcare industry from quite a long time now and before I touch on 10 things one should consider before EMR implementation, let me elaborate an EMR.

From the name itself one may understand EMR is an electronic record that keeps patients information, medical investigations and history. To add on more I would further define EMR as patient record that can be electronically exchangeable and readable from anywhere around the globe and trustable when you as a doctor visit that record for further investigation.

But as an […]