Technology is paving way for Digital Transformation in the healthcare industry, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Sandeep Bhambure

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the healthcare sector in India, bringing to light the social inequities within the industry. It has highlighted the urgent need to address these issues in order to stabilize as well as strengthen the overall system and drive the growth in the healthcare sector. This also accelerated change across the ecosystem, forcing public and private health systems to be agile and adopt/ develop innovative solutions to tide through these difficult times. Digital technology has become an integral part of healthcare and has clearly changed the functioning of the sector in India. The adoption of these technologies has been gaining more prominence with efforts from both the public and private sectors. According to IBEF, India’s medical devices market stood at US$ 11 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 65 billion in 2024. The objective behind the adoption of digital technology is to provide universal, affordable, equitable and quality care to all citizens, and simultaneously contribute to the overall digital transformation of the economy.

Technologies have tremendous use cases and value. They can make the delivery of services more physically accessible and general, more efficient for all. Edge computing directs data,

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