| |MAY 20215VOL 3 · ISSUE 12 - 1 · MAY 09 - 2021The hospital acquired infection (HAI) has always been a threat looming around in hospitals across the globe. It's only that Covid-19 manifested the grave danger of it -- the irony of getting sick from a place which is supposed to cure people. Over the past 10 months, there have been thousands of reported and unreported HAI cases across India. Kerala is a case in point. Several patients, who were undergoing treatment for other ailments in private hospitals in different parts of Kerala, had reported contracting Covid-19 after the lockdown started. According to a report, since July 16, more than 10 such cases have been reported in the district of Ernakulam alone. This looming danger has been a strong tailwind to the healthcare IT Industry in India. A blessing in disguise. Technology seems to be pretty much the only way to get healthcare advice & treatment during unprecedented times like this. Let's look at some numbers. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the subcontinent's digital healthcare market was valued at Rs.116.61 billion in 2018, and is estimated to reach Rs.485.43 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of approximately 27.41 percent. eSanjeevani, the Telemedicine service by the government of India, is a symbol of this prospering industry. The app successfully conquered another feat recently by completing three million consultations online. However, people are eventually going to go back to the physical warmth of hospitals. Hence, alongside flaring digital healthcare ecosystems, the need for futuristic hospital management platforms is a need that is going to redeem itself in the near future. The healthcare industry needs to be ready for it by building capabilities around bleeding edge tech and including artificial intelligence & data analytics based predictive, preventive, & personalized healthcare models, and RPA powered patient experience. In this issue, we tell you the stories of companies that are equipped to face this challenge.Do let us know your thoughts.Sujith Vasudevan Managing EditorHealthcare IT: Combating Unprecedented Times Office Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising Queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/subscribe/ or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingGarima AnandGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamShiwani PrakashSaroop KPVaishnavi PradeepRajan Sarma Lakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Vetrivel SKarthik KVisualizerPublisher & EditorManaging EditorAlok ChaturvediSujith VasudevanPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2021 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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