The latest healthcare IT solutions and key challenges in Indian healthcare systems

EHR system is the one piece of health technology that has received more attention than any other over the past several years

EHR system is the one piece of health technology that has received more attention than any other over the past several years

The latest solutions introduced in the market for managing hospital operations:

One of the latest emerging solution is Web based HIS to manage hospital operations. It can be hosted on cloud. The benefit of web based HIS is that it allows the application to run on multiple servers and at various locations suitable for chains of hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres and pharmacy. It’s designed is based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) allowing applications to bind to services that evolve and improve over time without requiring modification to the applications that consume them.

EHR system is the one piece of health technology that has received more attention than any other over the past several years. Now days in India demand of EHR is increasing rapidly. Various renowned hospitals like Aster Medcity (Cochin), Apollo Hospital (Dhaka),Shanti hospital (Bangalore), BLK Hospital (Delhi) etc. are using EHR developed by Akhil Systems and we handle enquires almost every day.

Over the past several years, the omnipresence of smart phones, tablets and their applications has been one of the biggest cultural shifts in the hospital setting, as well as society at large. Doctors nowadays are preferring tablets for maintaining their patient records, it’s also being used for surgeries. The iPad, which has almost become a default tablet, has countless popular apps for physicians and executives, ranging from medical calculators and medical Spanish to clinical presentations and actual EHRs.
Patient portal is an online tool for patients is also one of the latest technologies now available in market. Through this patient can get online test results, access their clinical records etc.

Key challenges in integrating IT into the Indian health care system:

  • Lack of standards in Healthcare IT due to varied functionality requirements in hospital to hospital
  • Lack of in-house IT domain knowledge
  • Integration and cost effectiveness
  • Reluctance of medical, nursing and other staff to adjust to change
  • More reliability on paper based systems
  • Lack of proper vendor support
  • Akhil Systems has faced almost all of the above challenges in past two decade’s enriched experience in healthcare only. It has tackled these challenges in very effective manner. For example; there is lack of standardisation in healthcare IT but through 20 years of experience, the company has almost included all the technical and functional requirements learning from the hospitals (especially in India) itself and above all the company’s solution is so flexible that it can provide customisation as much as possible as per hospital requirement. Akhil also provides champion training to hospital IT staff to master the application. Till date, it provides almost all major integrations through HL7 compliance. It prepares a plan in such a manner that would enable it to be implemented in a very short period as much as possible and in an effective way, which provides cost effectiveness. Akhil  also trains and educates hospital staff to get used to the system as much as possible and they learn easily as well from the most user friendly interface. This slowly changes the mentality of using paper based systems as they realise the benefits of using the system. Even doctors are also started using EMR in various hospitals in India and other countries. And for support it provides dedicated team to tackle support issue 24×7 to give the best support throughout.

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