My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Health Care

How Healthcare Benefits From Digitization

How Healthcare Benefits From Digitization
Image credit: Shutterstock
Guest Writer
Founder & Director, Indian Pediatric Network
3 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

In the era of dynamic digital world, there is a great scope for improvement in current patient treatment delivery system provided one knows how to convert the challenges into opportunities.

The Digitization process can lead to greater advantage for patients and to the practicing doctors, also every one accepts that  today or tomorrow there is an inevitable need to adapt to the technology platform. Therefore, Doctors who are going to adapt this early will have a early mover advantage amongst their patterns.  

While it is important to move into modern system of practices, one should be aware of the pro and cons of its advantages and disadvantages. Today there are lot of companies venturing into the area of providing clinic management software along with digital health records, so choosing which one is suitable for ones practice is again a challenging task especially when the doctors are not so tech savvy.

Therefore it is always better to choose the one which is user friendly and has features that focuses on patient comfort and needs.

In pediatric care, the parent also has equal responsibility with the doctor if she or he wants their child's record to be digitally available, few points on do's and dont's for ensuring the right digital recording process of health records are 


  • Every time you finished your appointment with your doctor, all the relevant records must be updated as soon as possible.
  • Try to maintain the records on clouds based, and provide access to doctors you trust. This will make your life simple during emergencies, and when there is some error in your hardware device and the Internet.
  • As long as possible try to upload the past histories in a date wise order, because this will ensure the doctor to understand your health issues better and easier.
  • Always keep the hard copies safe as an alternative, u never know when the technologies can fail.


  • Don't Give access of the records to unreliable sources.
  • Don't only rely on doctors to maintain your health records digitally, it's your responsibility too.
  • Don't try to alter the data by yourself, 
  • Do not use the past prescriptions to treat your current health issues, this could be disastrous.

The Current problem with maintaining child health records are majorly 1, Doctor's response to technology adaptation, especially in Primary care segment. 2, Records if the patient wants to store Is only possible through PDF format, so it is cumbersome for doctors to go through all the data especially when the file is heavy, and possibilities are there that they may miss out on some diagnosis.3, Doctors need lot of assistance in maintaining records as its technology oriented, and they normally have staff who are not so qualified to handle this.

The pediatric network is a next generation platform for Pediatric patient treatment delivery system. A program embedded with multiple patient benefits along with Digitization process.

More from Entrepreneur

Brittney's a Certified Financial Planner who can help you manage your business and personal finances and navigate the ups and downs of starting a business.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.
Start My Plan

Latest on Entrepreneur