By Gururaja Yellapur
With entrepreneurship no longer restricted to individuals starting businesses to make money for the current as well as future generations, today's stuff is definitely about developing the right smart solutions that could potentially go a long way in addressing a multitude of societal issues.
Both entrepreneurial as well technology experts believe that smart entrepreneurship has what it takes to provide that "shot in the arm" for a number of sectors; and one domain that is believed be experts to derive substantial benefit is healthcare in India.
With a number of healthcare startups having already disrupted the Indian scheme of things as far as developing smart solutions is concerned, Entrepreneur India in a bid to analyze the smart aspects here interacted with Gururaja Yellapur who is Vice-President of Software and Product Development at Omega Healthcare Management Services.
Yellapur threw light on an important aspect that could be termed as the by-product of smart entrepreneurship in healthcare; Automation.
Level of Automation is important – Could be a time saver if done properly
Yellapur believes that with optimal levels of automation, vital tasks such as basic clinical jobs, routine back office activities, and even predictive analysis can be taken care of without requiring too much manual intervention; thereby saving time and enabling the caregivers to focus on their core jobs.
Also, with oceans of data generated in the healthcare sector every day, automation can help achieve tracking of patient data through the entire journey of care right from the time when an appointment is initially set up.
"The use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) helps maintain a consolidated report of a patient's health that can be referred to by hospitals and caregivers without any physical movement of the actual reports. It opens up the possibility of a seamless continuation in caregiving during cases when a new doctor or nurse has to step in and provide the services," states Yellapur to Entrepreneur India.
He informs that with automation, the insurance providers and hospitals can also help strategize their revenue management tremendously.
This means that many "cumbersome" processes such as medical coding, charge posting, cross checking billing information, checking status of claims, and process payments could become hassle-free.Read More