The Global Healthcare industry has undergone tremendous transformation over the past decades, and Digital Technology has played a great role in helping deliver quick, effective and personalized healthcare to the masses. The need of the hour continues to be disruptive innovation to create & evolve robust & scalable solutions, and drive fast paced transformation towards advanced & affordable Healthcare.
Primarily, Healthcare as an industry is focusing on Digital solutions to cater to key parameters such as affordability, availability, accessibility, accommodation and acceptability. Apart from these areas such as sustainability, reliability, scalability etc. also play an important role in providing patient centric Healthcare.
With Digital technology being a vital driving factor to achieve the above outcomes, below are some of the key focus areas that are currently being worked upon within the MedTech community:
- Precision Healthcare – Focus on providing targeted, specific and personalized diagnosis & treatment, thus enabling “waste elimination” in patient care, and quantification of its impact on the healthcare eco-system, and society at large.
- Increase in Transparency – Accessibility to different pricing models across hospitals to help enable tracking of improper payments, and standardization of patient care cost, to drive effective, affordable & reliable healthcare.
- Remote Healthcare – In a country like India with over 1.9B population there are many remote villages where provisioning of basic healthcare and amenities is a challenge. Enabling mechanisms to not only donate old equipment to these needy places but help identify best fits and coordinate the donation, but also train and aid eligible community practitioners to provide quality healthcare.
- Empathy Care – Both empathy and compassion in Healthcare play vital roles in the patient experience and are key components of the physician-patient relationship. When a patient arrives to see their healthcare provider, the patient’s medical condition — whether it is a severe illness or injury, a chronic condition, or simply a routine check-up – will often manifest emotions such as anxiety, fear, and apprehension. Patients want to know they are receiving the very best care, and that is conveyed when their care team is empathetic and compassionate.
- Hygiene Healthcare – Building capabilities and ability to adhere to WHO’s (World Health Organization) Guidelines on sanitation and health summarizes the evidence on the effectiveness of a range of sanitation interventions, and provides a comprehensive framework for health-protecting sanitation, covering policy and governance measures, implementation of sanitation technologies, systems and behavioral interventions, risk-based management, and monitoring approaches. Critically, the guidelines articulate the role of the health sector in maximizing the health impact of sanitation interventions. The guidelines also identify gaps in the evidence-base to guide future research efforts to improve the effectiveness of sanitation interventions.
- Sustainable Healthcare – Sustainable healthcare is not just about finance and affordability, important as they are; nor is it purely about the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. It also depends on factors outside the control of the health and care sector. It is a moving target in a system that is changing rapidly. A transition is under way around the world from hospital and illness-based systems to person and health-based ones, where, aided by technology, more services are provided in communities and homes. The system’s contribution to the economy, and the need of cross-sectoral partnerships of private and public organizations have crucial roles in building healthy and health creating communities, towns, and cities.
- Mobile Healthcare – Rise in mobile healthcare enables accessibility to quality healthcare, but there are challenges in identifying patients especially in rural areas where there are no medical records. Enabling solutions that can uniquely identify patients and catalogue them using biometric identifiers and digitizing their records ensuring easy access to basic and reliable healthcare.
This event is a platform and an opportunity for students like you to exercise your brain cells and devise innovative products / solutions to address the above challenges in the Healthcare space, thus demonstrating your capabilities in designing, coding and problem solving.
Please ensure that the following items are part of your first cut submissions:
- Detailed idea
- Solutions architecture
- Applicable tech stack
- Prototypes / wireframes
- Functionality specs
Join this band wagon of digitization and demonstrate your capabilities to be the best in the world of Digital technology and disruptive innovation.