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February - 2017 - Special issue > 20 Most Promising Healthcare Technology Solution Providers - 2017

Ohum Healthcare: Transforming Lives with World-Class Healthcare IT Solutions

si Team
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
si Team
Healthcare delivery is complex. The demands are infinite, reach and affordability is poor, service is fragmented, quality is varied, and the patient experience is subpar to most other industries. Globally, as population age, and newer treatments get discovered, both cost and demand rise and outstrip the economic growth. With the right combination of technology, process and knowledge, we can completely transform the way healthcare is delivered, combat rising costs and meet the increasing demand.
With this core understanding, a passionate group of clinicians, process specialists, technicians, hospital administrators, and business analysts joined hands and that's how Ohum Healthcare (opening hearts, uniting minds) was born in 2007. Ohum now houses a talented team of 200 employees. As a leader in clinical transformation solutions, Ohum overcame three major challenges: complex technology, poor documentation, and low investment in IT and Processes.

Current Indian Healthcare IT Scenario and Growing Trends

Providers first start with digitizing administrative systems. Gradually they start improving their capability to control cost through inventory management, scheduling, and automating operations in every department and ancillary services. Next, they start clinical documentation and finally at transformation stage, they benchmark their operations against world class standards of safety, outcomes, turnaround times, and costs. "I believe that greater than 90 percent of all hospitals in our country are still automating admissions and billing," explains Udai Kumar, President & CEO, Ohum. "There are only a select handful who are tending towards best of class IT systems," he adds.

Just as organizations take steps to transform their processes, patients have started to demand a user-friendly healthcare program to manage all their health requirements from their personal mobile phones. "Currently, there are more than two billion people in the world who don't have access to basic healthcare but could probably get it if they could access it on their mobile phones. So, the demand is immense and the change is dramatic, and it is exploding," says Udai.

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