Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence, and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, participated in " The Digital India Healthcare Summit-2015," the first HIMSS summit held in India. During the summit, company executives spoke about the rising use of Actionable Mobile Health Applications in India where mobile phone ownership exceeds 278 million, a critical mass that signifies an immense opportunity for the healthcare community to leverage mobile tools to provide quality care.
"Two exciting developments, the rapid spread of information technology and the power of information in our hands, are fundamentally going to change the way India accesses real-time, actionable healthcare information," said Corinne Saunders, CEO of Emerging and Developing Markets at Wolters Kluwer. "Actionable mobile health applications will experience a significant surge in the near future as the impact of the Digital India program rollout becomes visible, supported by the rapid spread in internet penetration."
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology. During the organization's inaugural India conference in Gurgaon on Aug. 5-6, 2015, Shireesh Sahai, CEO of Wolters Kluwer India, participated in a panel discussion on big data and predictive analytics, during which he discussed how the advent of new technologies is changing the dynamics of the healthcare industry.
"Better mobile connectivity and infrastructure are not only driving the mobile healthcare market to a considerable extent, but they are also providing solutions to industry problems, especially in chronic disease management," said Mr. Sahai. "Clinical decision support tools can help clinicians with the right answers when they are needed and in the quickest time. For example, Wolters Kluwer offers innovative mobile solutions like UpToDate® and Lexicomp® which can immediately impact the quality of care and outcomes with evidence based insights at the point of care."
He added that these solutions offered through mobile devices support the healthcare community with integrated knowledge and software tools. Mobile applications and services can include, among other things, clinical decision support, remote patient monitoring, video conferencing, online consultations, personal healthcare devices, wireless access to patient records, and prescriptions.
The HIMSS summit was attended by a galaxy of luminaries from the healthcare industry representing both the government and private sectors. Vamsi Chandra Kasivajjala, President, HIMSS Asia Pacific India, said, "In India, we see a burgeoning opportunity for deploying technology in healthcare that would benefit millions, given Prime Minister Modi's push for the Digital India focus on health. We are pleased to provide this platform to organizations like Wolters Kluwer, among several other entities, to put forward their ideas for creating momentum through smarter use of information technology for healthcare applications that will bring about a qualitative shift in healthcare sector in India in the coming days."
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