The immediate use cases of technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, cloud, AR/VR, etc, in the Indian healthcare sector.
Artificial intelligence is not one technology, but rather a collection of them. Most of these technologies have immediate relevance to the healthcare field, but the specific processes and tasks they support vary widely. AI offers a number of advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques. Learning algorithms can become more precise and accurate as they interact with training data, allowing humans to gain unprecedented insights into diagnostics, care processes, treatment variability, and patient outcomes. Immediate use case of AI in healthcare domain are in Radiology /Electronic Health Record/Chat BOT .
AR/VR in healthcare for patient care is another prominent technological trend .Doctors and residents using virtual-reality simulations to hone their skills or to plan complicated surgeries.It helps to enable “virtual biopsies” and advance the innovative field of radiomics, which focuses on harnessing image-based algorithms to characterize the phenotypes and genetic properties of tumours.
Cloud is a platform to execute all new technology /applications in any domain and particularly healthcare . Initial acceptance of cloud in this domain was conservative in manner . Now it is the best cost effective and efficient platform to deploy .
Impact of Covid-19 on business operations & How did ICT/technologies assisted in sailing over the uncertainties?
Initially it was effected badly . But after quick understanding the technological deficiency in the system and introducing the connecting technology between consultant and the patient , it changed dramatically .
We could plan for surgeries in COVID era in planned manner. So ICT/technology played big role to sustain the business .
Remote monitoring and virtual consultations
Remote monitoring and virtual consultations will be a channel of business in healthcare domain . It itself a business . Patient psyche is changing towards way of care . Other assisted technology on Remote monitoring will help to reach service at patient door step like online pharmacy , on line ICU monitoring system . If we expect that virtual consultations will be the only technology to reach most remote area , is correct and hopefully the right way to cater patient care to all.