Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Indian Medical Association prescribes IT skills for doctors

The national unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to make its two lakh members across the country, especially senior medical practitioners, more tech savvy.

“We have noticed that, unlike young medical professionals, senior doctors by and large lack computer proficiency. They still use paper and pen for their daily records. The project will help such doctors cope with the competitive world and become tech savvy,” said national vice-president of IMA, Dr Devendra Shirole.

This is great news - and will provide a huge impetus to the healthcare IT market in India ! Patients and doctor will benefit - and so will healthcare IT companies such as Plus91 ( in which I am an angel investor !)

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2 comments:

  1. I agree the world is changing and the pen and paper method is quickly changing as well. Being able to call a doctor is something many people need to have 24/7 access.

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  2. I agree the world is changing day by day and the pen and paper method is too old for current world.so,changing method is the first pripority for doctors.
    we welocomed the dicision of national unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to make doctors more technical strong.senior doctors are far behind the young doctors in case of technical savvy.

    Healthcare professional

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