INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE
• HITESH GODHANI • BHAVESH GOHIL • HASMUKH GORAVA • DHARMESH HELIYA • PRIYANKA HOGLE • RAJESH JADHAV 74 75 76 77 78 79
• Introduction To Information Technology • Healthcare Sector • Hospital – A Major Portion In Healthcare • IT Products For Healthcare • Outsourcing Of Healthcare Services
Introduction to IT
• The branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store, transmit information. • Particularly, IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information.
• Healthcare refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, complementary and alternative medicine, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, and allied health professions.
• The Healthcare industry incorporates several sectors that are dedicated to providing services and products dedicated to improving the health of individuals.
• Healthcare, which is a US$ 35 billion industry in India, is expected to reach over US$ 75 billion by 2012 and US$ 150 billion by 2017.
Hospital – a major portion in healthcare
Types of IT uses in hospitals
Administrative and financial
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL
• Billing • General Ledger • Patient Registration • Personnel And Payroll
• Electronic Material Management
• Electronic health record • Clinical Computerized provider order entry for drugs, lab tests, procedures
• Picture archiving and communication systems for filmless imaging • Electronic monitoring of patients in intensive care units
• Desktop, laptop and tablet computers. • Servers and networks
• Voice recognition systems for transcription physician orders, and medical records
• Bar-coding technology for drugs, medical devices and inventory control
Some of the major IT products for healthcare
SonoDoc – Ultrasound image management system
• It is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique used to visualize subcutaneous body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs for possible pathology or lesions.
eXray Box – Teleradiology ready x-ray film digitizer
• eXray Box is a Teleradiology ready film digitizer which can be used to convert conventional X Ray films to digital format.
CardioDoc – Cathlab workstation
A catheterization laboratory or cath lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to support the catheterization procedure,
ScopyDoc – Endoscopy image management system
Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers
to looking inside the body for medical reasons.
Outsourcing of healthcare services
• Medical Transcription - is an allied health profession, which deals in the process of transcription, or converting voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians and/or other healthcare professionals, into text format.
• Medical Animation – means interpreting and creating visual material to record and disseminate medical biological and related knowledge.
• MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
• Teleradiology is the ability to send radiographic
images (x-rays) from one location to another.
Role of IT in Telemedicine
• Telemedicine is delivery of health care information across distances using telecom technology • Telemedicine has been successful in reaching masses and it is set to revolutionise the healthcare system because it is one of the innovative methods of connecting two distant hospitals through Satcom-based communication link.
Travelling across the international borders to obtain healthcare….
MEDICAL TOURISM IN INDIA
INDIA – potential to become a GLOBAL HEALTH DESTINATION IN 2009 - MORE THAN 300000 FOREIGN PATIENTS FROM OVER 30 COUNTRIES HAVE VISITED IN INDIA…. REVENUE.. RS.8500 CRORES IN CURRENT YEAR…
• In 2007, India treated 450,000 foreign patients • McKinsey and the CII - medical tourism in India could become a US$ 2 billion industry by 2012. • The key selling points of the medical tourism industry are its cost effectiveness and its combination with the
attractions of tourism.
• Treatment cost is lowest in India – 20 per cent of the average cost incurred in the US, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa.