Smart Healthcare Conclave 2016 – Keynote Address by Chief Guest: Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

Key Takeaways:
As far as making health smart in India is concerned, the Government of India has also undertaken many measures, such as the National eHealth Authority (NeHA) is in the process of being set up.
The National Centre for Informatics is getting registered as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that will be acting as the Secretariat.
Being ‘smarter’ means being ‘better’, both in terms of cost, as well as outcomes.
Use of mobile phones, which is very prevalent in the country today, can be tapped as an opportunity in healthcare.
Compared to other countries, we are forced to see 10 times more patients – one & only way to really cater to our population is by becoming smarter.
Smart healthcare changes can be categorised into IT process related changes and IT infrastructure.
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