The Government’s Health Insurance cost conundrum – a look at various models.

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on February 23, 2015

As it’s that time of the year when everyone is filing their income tax returns – I’m sure many of us are familiar with the Sec 80D which provisions taxable income to be exempt from the health insurance premium up to Rs 15,000.

Digitizing a patient’s journey across disparate systems

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on January 3, 2015

Healthcare is poised for an IT revolution that has touched the Banking, Financial, Insurance and Telecom industries and has seen innovative trends in the form of Electronic Medical Records, Online Patient Booking Appointment Portals, Hospital..

Universal Health coverage for every citizen in India is the need of the hour

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on December 21, 2014

As we move into the New Year, it would be a good time to recall that in the year 2000, 189 nations made a pledge under the Millennium Declaration and identified 8 goals to be achieved by 2015. These became known as the Millennium Development Goals..

Why you must introduce your medical practitioner to E-Prescribing?

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on November 4, 2014

It is startling to note that amongst the leading causes of death such as Road Traffic Accidents, lifestyle diseases (such as hypertension and diabetes) and chronic diseases (such as pneumonia, AIDS etc), ranks death due to ADRs (Adverse Drug..

The Insta HMS single screen philosophy – A core principle that has fuelled wide-spread EMR adoption.

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on November 3, 2014

Insta HMS is now being used by over 350 healthcare providers in over 10 countries across segments such as clinic, home-care givers, labs, pharmacies and tertiary care hospitals. One of the reasons that have fuelled large scale Insta HMS adoption has..

What’s in it for me as a customer in the Agile Software methodology?

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on September 23, 2014

The Agile Software methodology is an iterative software development process that many product and service oriented companies take to achieve a faster turn-around and incorporate customer feedback at early stages of development. In the traditional..

Top Reasons to consider upgrading your HMS/EMR?

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on September 23, 2014

This article summarizes some of the top reasons that lead to Organizations adopting new HMS/EMR applications. More often than not due diligence is done by the management and the IT department and often the below points are considered:

Hospital Management Software (HMS) – the ERP for Healthcare Providers.

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on July 19, 2014

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate Back-Office functions. A generic ERP Software integrates all..

Top Reasons for Health IT Implementation Failures

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on May 14, 2014

Generically, IT implementations across verticals have a failure rate of 35%. This article explores a few amongst a plethora of reasons as to why health IT projects have a high failure rate and is an attempt to learn as to how to mitigate them.

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