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Leveraging Cloud Technology in Healthcare- The Indian Tweetathon

Digitization of health information is soaring, particularly in the areas of electronic health records (EHRs), storage of images, e-prescriptions, patient admissions, registration, and scheduling.
The health industry is adopting new care models such as value-based care to enable more targeted and preventative care.


Real time and predictive analytics, improved management and security and enhanced decision making through enterprise grade devices empowered by the cloud is helping healthcare enterprises #Reimagine

• their internal operations and make it more efficient
• their service delivery and improve the quality of patient care
• their costs by reducing the cost of ownership.

On 17th December, we organized a tweet-a-thon amongst Microsoft India and Industry thought leaders. We tried to highlight the role of technology - specifically cloud computing in Healthcare.

Doctors, Providers, Software vendors, HIT experts and KOLs from the industry participated and the Tweet-a-thon gathered over 11 million impressions. 

This encapsulated some of the technological trends and changes in the healthcare industry, benefits of moving to the cloud, why healthcare is/should be embracing the cloud etc.



Here are the highlights of some of the questions asked and answered during the tweet-a-thon. Also please don’t miss the case studies highlighting how Indian hospitals are using cloud technology to provide to undertake epidemiological studies, clinical research, provide quality care and support public health efforts.



@RHYD007 How is Fortis leveraging cloud tech at point of care? #Reimagine

@healthemerge Wat is the incentive for LVPRASAD to move to cloud? Which companies help comprehend critical healthcare data in INDIA? #ReImagine @drruchidass

@SMobilestaff Doc @drruchibhatt Hospitals in India were never ready to share data with each other- how will they agree to cloud? #Reimagine

@alishervani How can cloud increase availability of healthcare services in our rural areas? @drruchibhatt #Reimagine #cloud

@bioingine @drruchibhatt #Reimagine Healthcare - regarding the anonymization of the health data - is there any health policy to protect the health data

@bioingine @drruchibhatt #Reimagine Healthcare - is Indian govt leveraging cloud for public health studies

@PublicHealthIN1 Dr Dass why there was such a delay in adopting something this imp #cloud policy? or investment?

@manavsahay Are Hospitals ready to share data and invest in cloud tech? #Reimagine @antonvipin @rfrancis888 @v_sood @drruchibhatt @TsyAravind

@sanwar1 @drruchibhatt @TsyAravind @antonvipin @rfrancis888 and how would this integrate with current HIS maintained by pvt hospitals? #ReImagine

@piykumar @drruchibhatt for analytics, data collection has to happen & we see challenges in collecting data which can be analysed #Reimagine #India


Case Studies:




Fortis Hospitals Group, India

Fortis hospitals is harnessing the power of the #cloud to #Reimagine diagnostic & clinical care for all.




LV Prasad Eye Hospitals, India
Microsoft Azure is empowering the LV Prasad Eye Institute with advanced analytics and machine learning in delivering quality care.



Coming to the hospital is not enjoyable for people. If we can keep them out of it, that would be great. We need to create a sustainable health system. India is gearing up to adopt cloud technology in Healthcare and leverage the knowledge that is still redundant and disconnected.An important strategy here is the development of the necessary models that showcase the benefits of cloud computing adoption to both healthcare providers and consumers. 

This involves a continual examination and monitoring of the key technology factors in the context of the healthcare operating model. A truly ubiquitous transformation of health can only happen if even more health organizations take advantage of the powerful opportunities offered by advanced analytics and machine learning powered by the cloud.



Resources:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/healthblog/
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/health/default.aspx#fbid=ccM35HLcu-Q
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/health/solutions/cloud/default.aspx#fbid=ccM35HLcu-Q

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