India has 69000 hospitals, out of which, 43000 are private and the rest are public hospitals. Only 10% of this private sector are actually part of the organised sector and the rest of the hospitals are more or less unorganised or part of other hospitals. Limited resources and services in the health care sector cannot fulfil the entire country’s healthcare needs, pointing to lack of organised chains and health care networks.
Archit Garg, the Co-Founder and Director at Glamyo Health spoke to the ETHealthworld editor, Shahid Akhter regarding set backs in delivering the health care services to the unorganised sector of the country. He emphasised on the incorporation of digitalization in healthcare and its optimization to meet the entire country’s healthcare needs.
According to Archit Garg, there is an appreciable impact of digitalization on healthcare. Previously, patient interactions throughout the healthcare delivery and hospitals, all of the patient interactions used to take place directly, and it is quite a cumbersome procedure. With the advent of advanced technology and digitalization in healthcare, patients can easily get the medical information regarding their problem and complete consultancy for further treatment. Moreover, they are free to choose the time and hospital to get their treatment done after going through the hospital profiles and ratings. Patient records can be maintained online using the unified health information system (UHIS).