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according to Priyadarshi Mohapatra
Today, the healthcare sector has taken a leading place in the formation of global economic growth paradigms. According to Statista, in 2017, the value of pharmaceuticals worldwide exceeded 1.14 trillion dollars. E-Clinics and E-Health have emerged over the past ten years due to continuous advancements and inventions in the medical industry. With the ever-evolving technologies, the growth of e-clinics covers the entire healthcare process.
Using ICT to improve health care in rural areas
The expansion of healthcare technology in the modern era has made information and communication technology (ICT) its backbone. The latest stage in the evolution of healthcare worldwide is the provision of mobile healthcare services integrated with ICT. India Brand Equity Foundation estimates that India’s hospital sector will be worth US$132.84 billion by 2022, with e-clinics accounting for a large portion of this growth.
Through the concept of “electronic clinics”, regular medical practice and doctor’s advice have expanded to the most remote areas of the world. Specialist doctors are now available for patients traveling from remote rural areas to Tier II and III cities. With people’s access to the Internet and the coverage of many networks, the communication of doctors and patients through e-clinics has not only facilitated the provision of high-quality health care, but also led to a decrease in health care costs. Thanks to the idea of telemedicine and e-clinics, people all over the country are living better.
Apart from the government’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat initiative, many private firms are entering the healthcare space and offering teleconsultation to patients at the comfort of their homes.
EHRs are used to record health data for precision medicine
The most effective technologies for recording vital health indicators in EHRs for precision medicine are e-clinics and mobile health units.
If doctors have access to their patients’ medical histories stored in their electronic health records (EHR), they can diagnose and prescribe treatments. Clinical decision support, patient engagement tools, computerized provider order entry, laboratory and medical imaging information systems, health information sharing, and improved medical diagnostic gadgets are just a few of the technology advances that have empowered e-clinics.
Affordable, effective, safe and preventive medical treatment by experts
Direct communication between doctor and patient through online clinics guarantees confidentiality and reduces the risk of infection. With telemedicine services offered by e-clinics, patients in rural areas can access the best medical advice from multi-specialty hospitals or top doctors in metros. For those seeking high-quality care, it could save their lives.
The procedure has been proven to be effective in providing safe patient care. In the past few years, with the expansion of e-clinic services globally, both effective treatment and patient satisfaction have increased significantly. Also, e-clinics provide protection for doctors and patients from common infectious diseases in large hospitals and health centers.
The potential of electronic clinics with technical advances
Although e-clinics have started to transform healthcare since its introduction, there is always room for improvement. Improvements in healthcare are driven by the ever-turning wheels of technological innovation. A new era in healthcare is ushering in new ideas in cybermedicine, as well as wearable and self-monitoring medical technologies. Economies are also working on public-private partnerships to improve patient education for self-diagnosis and medical education.
Thanks to the concept of “Electronic Clinics”, the permanent medical experience and doctor’s advice have reached the most remote areas of the world. Patients traveling from remote rural areas to Tier II and III cities can now access specialized doctors. Communication between doctors and patients through e-clinics has not only facilitated high-quality healthcare, but has also led to lower healthcare costs as more people now have access to the internet and more networks are covered. The concept of telemedicine and e-clinics has improved the lives of people across the country.
Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Founder, CureBay
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