Digital Transformation and Healthcare Industry: Key Areas of Growth

Some things are just meant to be together for the benefits they promise to one and all. In the 21st century, digitalization and healthcare is one such partnership. It promises timely and affordable delivery of life-saving services to the needy. Although long overdue due to stringent regulations, the health industry is finally waking up to the benefits of digital transformation. In this blog, we highlight key healthcare areas that can improve exceedingly when coupled with new-age digital capabilities.

Digital Record-Keeping

Perhaps no other aspect of the healthcare industry needs a digital makeover as much as the legacy processes for maintaining patient records. Although adopting a digital solution for maintaining patient records is an easy task, but the challenge lies in ensuring easy visibility and accessibility without compromising on data security. Considering the stringent government policies, healthcare industry experts must keep regulatory bodies in confidence about the safety of patient data.

The Power of Big Data


Digital record-keeping is just the first step towards effective and fruitful digital transformation. Healthcare industry must adopt significant data capabilities for not only overcoming its current limitations but also to accelerate innovations in preventive healthcare. Using big data analytics, researchers and healthcare analysts can study the causes of diseases at cellular levels and accordingly design more efficient diagnosis and treatment procedures.

IoT for Personalized Care


IoT or internet of things is redefining people and device interactions to deliver smart and reliable healthcare solutions. IoT applications for patients, doctors, and hospitals will grow with time as the technology reaches new levels of efficiency and sophistication. For now, the healthcare industry is using IoT capabilities to offer personalized care to patients, monitor patient health from remote locations, and create treatment plans based on patient’s response to earlier treatment processes.

Further, health insurance companies can implement IoT driven solutions for stronger accountability and transparency. Insurance companies can identify fraud claims as well as ensure that their customers stick to their treatment plans and follow preventive healthcare measures without fail.

3D Printing: Making Healthcare Affordable

Over the years, healthcare experts and government bodies have been fighting to make health care services as economical as possible. Today, 3D printings offer a way to achieve this. 3D printing can maximize current tissue engineering capabilities and help create artificial organs/organoids using stem cells. These organs can be used to replace passive or diseased natural organs like kidneys, liver, etc.

Tissue engineering is just one use case of 3D engineering. It plays an equally important role in increasing the success rate of open as well as keyhole surgeries. With a 360 degree view of the organs and its surrounding site, surgeons can better perform the procedures with increased efficiency and success.

On-demand Healthcare

Last but not least, on-demand healthcare is another area that can witness significant improvement through digital transformation. Smartphones have ushered in the age of on-demand digital services. From ordering food to booking flights, mobile apps have made our life easier and better.

However, mobility is one factor that has alluded the healthcare industry for long. In the past, security was one concern that prevented healthcare players and regulators from embracing mobility. But today, mobile apps, in conjunction with secure cloud computing, offer a secure environment to the healthcare domain. Mobility promises wide-ranging benefits to the healthcare sector, including:

  • Online appointment.
  • Online health stores for door-step delivery of medicines.
  • Prompt emergency healthcare for the elderly, pregnant women, etc.
  • Timely expert consultation during emergencies
  • Stronger Patient-Doctor relationships.

The above are just the tip of the iceberg as far as the benefits of digital transformation in the healthcare sector is concerned. In addition to the above, many healthcare challenges are specific to geography, lifestyle, and environment. These challenges require a tailored digital solution to ensure uncompromising effectiveness. At Pratham Software (PSI), we have an experienced team of digital experts, architects, developers, and analysts. Our product engineering services are curated to enhance the digital capabilities of Healthcare SMEs and medical institutions. From improving existing processes and workflows to implementing new data models, our solutions are aimed towards transparency, accountability, and productivity in the healthcare sector. Please visit the link for more details on our MedTech products and services.