Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is a core component to achieve successful transformative shifts in healthcare through growth in data, digitization trends in health information and electronic medical records, improvements in collaborative data exchange workflows, mobility and need for better financial management are changing the needs of the hospital enterprise. Indian Healthcare is at an inflection point right now, as policy mandates and internal healthcare system reform begin to take hold, system-wide. It is also said that the Indian healthcare IT market is valued at $1billion (about Rs 6,650 crore) and is likely to grow about 1.5 times by 2020, according to a report by IT industry body NASSCOM.
Healthier populations, affordable care and better patient experience requires more than incremental change. It requires innovations that can fast-track our transformation. Healthcare industry is experiencing a steady and stable transformation the world over, majorly with Information Technology (IT) playing a core role in every aspect of healthcare value chain ensuring faster adaptability of advanced technologies, reduction of service costs and provision of quality healthcare at affordable prices. How can healthcare leaders move into the new healthcare? Now that electronic health records and other healthcare IT tools and systems are becoming universalized, the next big leap will be into the robust leveraging of technology to achieve the broad aims of value-based healthcare delivery and payment.
The healthcare system is moving forward rapidly to implement strategies around population health management, accountable care, consumer and community engagement that will shape the next decade in healthcare by consistent utilization of Health Information Technology(HIT) which will Improve healthcare quality or effectiveness, Increase healthcare productivity or efficiency, Prevent medical errors and increase healthcare accuracy and procedural correctness, Reduce healthcare costs, Increase administrative efficiencies and healthcare work processes, Decrease paperwork and Extend real-time communications of health informatics among healthcare professionals, and Expand access to affordable care.