Author(s): Bhuvaneswari R, Umamaheswari. S

Email(s): bhuvaneswari.r@vit.ac.in , umamaheswari.suk@vit.ac.in

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00180.4   

Address: Bhuvaneswari R1, Umamaheswari. S2
1SSL English Division, VIT University, Chennai-600127.
2SAS, Mathematics Division, VIT University, Chennai-600127.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2018


ABSTRACT:
Background: Technological advancement has revolutionized various aspects of healthcare sector. The term e- Healthcare and its usage evolved in 1990s. The global term, e- Healthcare is a reference to everything that is related to computers, internet and medicine. e- Healthcare is relatively a new phenomenon and rapidly growing sector in India. It includes clinical customer services, storing health records, sharing health information, health surveillance, healthcare courses, programs and research. Though there are unprecedented e-services happening in health care sector, identity or data theft is considered as one of the major issues in e-health care. Methods: The study aims at analyzing students’ e-health preference and readiness through a survey questionnaire among engineering undergraduates in Chennai. Results and discussion: A survey analysis is attached to figure out students’ e-health readiness. The study also reveals the lack of opportunities to use internet and apps for health. The lack of awareness about e-health in India is majorly because of no or slow access to internet in rural areas. Though doctors prefer online services, students are worried about cyber security and threats. Students opinion that Government and Health care service providers should safeguard patients’ identity by ensuring individual’s right to privacy and dignity. Conclusion: Various parameters available in the form of technology are discussed and successful national healthcare startups are listed to focus on ‘Health care to every citizen’. This paper aims to analyse students’ preference for e-healthcare services in India.


Cite this article:
Bhuvaneswari R, Umamaheswari. S. e-Health Care: A Techno Medical Revolution. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(3): 964-968. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00180.4


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