The latest Release 1.0 deals with personal health information.
Most health information is incomplete or lacking in context. Yet, if that information can be made liquid – flowing from where it is generated to where it is needed, combining with other bits of information to make sense – it can be tremendously powerful. It can suggest diagnoses and treatments, direct resources, affect behavior and ultimately, prolong lives and make them more satisfying.
Specifically, personal health information is powerful in two distinct ways: First is when all the information for a single patient is digitized, aggregated and made meaningful for that person and her health-care providers. Second is when that same kind of information is rendered in standard formats aggregated across patients, and then data-mined, analyzed and refined.
Healthcare is an interesting area in India from the IT automation point of view. Given that limited legacy exists, how can we rethink healthcare for tomorrow’s world?