Topic: Healthcare Systems

Practice-based Evidence from Healthcare Data

By Rema Padman Learning current best practices from healthcare data and anticipating future improvements pose major challenges for researchers and practitioners alike, says Professor Rema Padman. As information, communication and decision technologies assume a critical role in healthcare delivery and management, new opportunities have opened up for applying analytical models to address these challenges. “Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious …

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Can IT Solve the Healthcare Information Dilemma?

By Sisir Debnath and Dibya Mishra Information asymmetry is unequal access to information for decision-making parties. This situation occurs frequently in healthcare markets. One possible way out of this conundrum would be to use technology to address informational dilemmas, say Dibya Mishra and Professor Sisir Debnath. Information technology (IT) is reinventing healthcare markets. In India, ventures such as Practo and 2nd.MD inform …

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Rx ICT: Digitally Disrupting Healthcare

By Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi Technology can be a game-changer in addressing the endemic problems that affect the Indian healthcare ecosystem, say Professor Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi. However, digital disruption needs careful identification of the right problems to solve.   "Lycra bike shorts that take our pulse, count our steps and read our moods are pretty nifty, but they aren’t …

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