July 17, 2015
by Dr. Sanjay Phadke
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City Health Digital Transformation (CHDT)

City Health Digital Transformation (CHDT):  the smart solution to attain the goal of Universal Health Coverage in ‘Smart Cities of India’.

Imagine a city where every citizen has lifetime e-health record, where doctors have intelligent clinic software guiding them about quality treatments, where clinics, labs and medical shops are connected so you don’t have to run around, where you get ePrescription on your mobile phone, and timely reminder of your children’s immunization and your parent’s follow up visit to their doctors, where specialist consultation is accessible to people living in periphery, where affordable homecare is available and patients are monitored remotely through web connected medical devices, where you get health tips and reminders from your doctor on mobile phone in your mother tongue, where doctors make case registries and do clinical research to improve outcomes, where accurate data are available to city administration for health policy making, monitoring effective implementation of health initiatives, and real-time surveillance for rapid response to emerging public health challenges including disaster like situations.

Clearly there is a strong case for ushering in City Health Digital Transformation (CHDT): no city can claim to be ‘smart’ without it! The Health Grid will be the single platform securely connecting all stakeholders and delivering total healthcare functionality.

Center For Behavioural Medicine, a non-profit scientific organization, has catalyzed development of Ultra-Low-Cost Scalable Sophisticated Health Grid technology. Using this Medical Associations are doing countrywide distribution of clinic software, and strong technological base exists for making the Health Grid a reality.

July 1, 2015
by Dr. Sanjay Phadke
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A Historic Day!

It is a lucky coincidence that today happens to be the Doctor’s Day as well as the Digital India Day !

We all agree that IT has done wonders to our banking and travel sectors, but IT’s penetration in health care has remained low. Health care is something that concerns us, our parents, our children, and every citizen of India as much or maybe more than online shopping ! Imagine a world where every citizen has a health record, where the doctors have the benefit of intelligent IT systems guiding them about quality treatments, where the labs and medical shops are connected and you don’t have to run around, where you get timely reminders of your children’s immunization and your parent’s follow up visit to their doctors, where the specialist consultation is made easy and accessible even to people living in villages, where you get easy to handle ePrescription and store it in your mobile phone, where devices can be connected to the system and a specialist can monitor patient even remotely, where you get authentic information about your illness and its treatment on your mobile phone from your doctor in your mother tongue (and not have to browse internet and get confused over the information available there), and where accurate data about illnesses is available to make proper policies.

Clearly there is a case for a change, and a big one.

Selling a few copies of a software to a few doctors/labs won’t serve the purpose – it does not create a system. It will have to be something like the ‘WhatsApp’ that everybody in the world seems to have, and therefore can connect with everybody anywhere without spending a paisa! In technical terms this is called EDT (Enterprise Digital Transformation) – transformation of the profession and not just computerization !

We at Center For Behavioural Medicine commit to make the WhatsApp of health care that everyone can have. We, along with our technology partners have a dream to create a Health Grid which will connect all the citizens and health care providers.

On this historic day we take a first step to make the Pune Health Grid a reality – to provide the digital health platform to every doctor and resident of Pune, no city can be a smart city without this! and we hope that every city and village in India gets on this platform in foreseeable future.

Dr. Sanjay Phadke, MD, DPM

Neuroscience Fellow (Germany)