Healthcare competency center

The potential of Apple Watch in Healthcare

With its planned release in early 2015, the Apple Watch would be the most groundbreaking development in the area of personalized technology. It is even more thrilling to imagine the value that it can potentially add to the healthcare industry.

Apple has created WatchKit which provides new tools and APIs for developers to create unique experiences designed for the wrist. This will allow developers to create WatchKit apps for actionable notifications which will provide timely information. Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch on the iOS […]

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, […]

Internet of Things: The undergoing revolution in healthcare

Healthcare reform has been long overdue. The sector has been mired by inefficiencies and lack of quality services in real time. All of that is changing now with the steady influx of internet-connected devices in the market. The popular buzzword – Internet of Things or IoT – has already captured the world’s attention. Now, IoT is beginning to transform and empower healthcare services.

With the use of smartphones and intelligent healthcare applications that run on them, people have already begun dabbling with internet-connected devices as tools to monitor their health. IoT will take off from […]

e-Zest’s Remote Health Management Framework (RHMF)

With the advent of portable electronic devices to record vitals and health related findings, it has become feasible for healthcare providers to monitor their patients remotely without having them to visit their offices. This also helps in the early diagnosis of an untoward incident and reduces the time lag from the occurrence of an incident to the action taken, especially in critical access areas. But it is crucial that the health related information recorded by these vital devices is delivered quickly and efficiently to the healthcare provider.

Our Remote Health Management Framework is designed to […]

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 […]