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India's speciality clinics looking for IT upgrades

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18-Oct-16 Hospital chains like the Apollo Group, Manipal, Columbia Asia and Fortis were among the first in India to invest heavily in IT. Joining their ilk are speciality clinics like Vasan Eyecare, Davita, Narayana Health, HCG and Agwaral Eye Clinic, which are now taking to the IT highway and ICD10 compliance, web payment portals, mobile apps, EHR and appointment booking. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Telemedicine emerging as a growth driver in healthcare in India

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16-Oct-16 A combination of poor last-mile healthcare delivery and access to technology has made telemedicine a strong growth story in the healthcare industry. However, telemedicine will not provide an alternative to brick-and-mortar healthcare service providers in the long-run. “People may not have potable water or toilets, but they do have a smartphone," said Amit Varma, Managing Partner at Quadria Capital. [image: The Hindu]

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India's corporate hospitals see big jump in patients from abroad

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16-Oct-16 Hospitals in India are increasingly attracting foreign patients, boosting the country as a medical tourism hub. The number of patients visiting India for treatment has been growing by 23-25 percent annually. While patients are coming from 125 countries, a majority are coming from Africa, Gulf and CIS countries for heart, cancer, HIV and other life-threatening diseases, and organ transplants. [image: The Hindu Business Line]

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