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Thursday, 28 December 2017

The digital technology in the health sector is redefining the way its getting evolved


Health regulation in India will continue to remain weak for some time to come for at least following three reasons: 

1) Lack of resources: It is a well-known fact that the government, both at the Centre and states, spends too little on healthcare and that there is a need for a huge step up in this spending. 

2) Greater maturity of the Private Sector:  An effective self-regulation by the industry is important because when the Gurgaon-like incidents happen, it casts shadow of doubt on other reputed private players too. It is in the collective interest of private players to self-regulate, and let the regulator step in only in case of egregious violations.

3)Lack of regulatory knowledge for technology-driven disruptive models: The digital technology is a big disruptor in the health sector too. And this is true not just in India, but globally. Application of the digital technology in the health sector is redefining the manner in which healthcare gets delivered. Traditional, brick-and-motor models of providing healthcare are getting challenged. Digital technology is increasingly being deployed to enable patients navigate healthcare system at the appropriate level.

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