Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Indian Healthcare going thru a paradigm shift

There is a need to develop a Healthcare-IT platform specifically for India. A platform that will include HIS+EMR+ERP and will be hosted, so that every clinician, administrator or manager can use it over the web. Software as a service [SaaS] model can become a reality now in India because internet bandwidth is becoming available everywhere through fixed lines, mobiles and DTH. The SaaS moel is economically viable because it converts the Capex into Opex. Also there is no entry or exit barrier.

I agree completely. Barriers to adoption of EMRs are coming down rapidly, so this space is ripe for a "disruptive innovation". The key question is - how many hospitals and doctors feel the need to use IT to improve healthcare processes ?

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