The world has entered the digital era and every sector was mastering digital technologies to shape the next generation of business. The sudden outbreak pandemic COVID-19 has accelerated this process. Like any other industries, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are now embracing new and innovative technologies to operate in this digital era.
India becomes a frontrunner in the adoption of digital technologies in the health sector where 76% of healthcare professionals in the country uses DHR’s (digital health records) in their practices. The Indian healthcare industry is moving towards its digitalized operations in a bid to improve the patient experience. Patients started using digital networks to communicate with their doctors to enjoy the benefits of healthcare experience. It helps the patients the power to manage their health by accessing health data from different sources such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacist etc. This innovation is happening right now, not a scene out of the future.
Education and information about the use of digital health solutions and MHealth (mobile health) can bring and benefit the number of people using technology under the umbrella together. MHealth is the use of mobile devices and other wireless technology in healthcare which uses mobile devices to educate consumers about preventive healthcare services. MHealth has impacted the healthcare ecosystem globally and it is expected to yield positive results in India too. This digital technology helps to improve accessibility, reducing healthcare costs and increase the healthcare workforce productivity.
To make sensible use of digital healthcare
- The business was now using more convenient lines of communication.
- Making use of organized information to avoid error and reducing time consumption.
- The input of health information on the web from multiple locations around the corner of the world.
- Cloud-based PRM (patient relationship management) systems to keep the lines of communication open.
- Use of digital health tools such as wearables and mobile apps for better patient experience,
- Use of patient portal websites designed to help better connect patients with their providers.
65.97% out 1.380 billion peoples in India resides in rural areas and the greatest opportunities lie in providing digital healthcare to patients in remote areas where healthcare access is limited.