Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hospital Management: Industry Expert Session (Dr. Angel)

INLEAD conducted an Industry Expert Session on 26th September 2012 for its HCA students of July’12 batch. The session was conducted by Dr. Angel Rajan Singh who is a Senior Resident Administrator at AIIMS and was here to present the Indian Perspective on Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) which is a prerequisite in order to start the digitization of information in the Hospitals all across PAN India. Dr. Angel has completed his MBBS from the Govt. Medical College, Patiala and has done his Masters in Hospital Administration from AIIMS, New Delhi.

Dr. Angel’s presentation presented an overview of the healthcare industry, where we stand in the current scenario and what are the Emerging Trends in this industry as medical tourism and pharmaceutical industry played a major role in its exorbitant growth rate. The session helped students to understand the necessity of Hospital Information Systems because of the increase in the information load and as per the Consumer Protection Act it is mandatory for the Hospitals to store patient records for at least 10 years. Dr. Angel’s presentation gave a detailed analysis on the technical part of HMIS explaining the terms like PACS, DICOM and HL7 thoroughly to the students. He also discussed on the six major steps that are required to deploy HMIS in any organization and the standards required for the same. Overall it was a very informative session and helped students to understand the technical aspects of Healthcare Administration.

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