eCommerce for hospitals
The rise of Digital hospital and the proliferation of online and other media technologies are going to have an impact on eCommerce usage in hospitals and nursing homes across the country.
In the current Covid19 scenario, the hospital should look at deploying eCommerce stores for patients to order regularly used medicines. Home delivery and remote consultation facilities can also be offered and for outpatient consulting, the social distancing technology would be of great help.
It is a fact that many of these retailers, distributors, and wholesale agents will be put out of business once the regulatory norms are approved. Online providers such as Amazon and Flipkart have deep pockets, their own efficient logistics operations to provide 48 hour delivery of medicines to patients in cities and towns across India.
Digital hospitals & IT solutions
The digital disruption will further be accelerated through the introduction of 4G, low priced smartphones and other computing devices reaching the masses. Firms such as Google etc have already reported the phenomenal rise of mobile usage and search in India.
Hospitals need to get geared to provided digital experience and business transformation services and think beyond conventional software solutions and ERP suites to stay relevant. Pharmacy and related services contribute to 30% or more of the profitability and threaten the cash flow of the hospital
Spurious drugs in Africa, Indian subcontinent
Allegations of marketing and circulation of spurious or fake drugs within the country also are raised from time to time by the media, consumer associations, NGOs as well as in legislative forums. The volume of the pharmaceutical market and stakes involved in it makes it easy for the people to fall prey to the lures of money and indulge in various malpractices. The manufacture and sale of spurious drugs is a clandestine activity generally indulged in by anti-social elements and carried out by unlicensed manufacturers which exploit the confidence enjoyed by certain fast selling drugs by making their imitations. Online retail stores will help reduce the risks of spurious drugs.
eCommerce and affordable healthcare
It is a known fact that online platforms and vendor aggregators are capable of providing affordable medicines to the poor and needy among our population, besides improving the supply chain and cold chain operations in the country. These solutions would essentially remove the middlemen operating in the industry to pass on the benefits to the consumer – the patient or the hospital. Online retail of medicines and prescribed drugs will also reduce the quantum of fake drugs, remove pharma cartels & unethical practices prevailing in the healthcare industry.
Digital solutions for hospitals
Smart platform for hospitals – our digital solution for hospitals allow patients to purchase medicines online through the hospital portal and also for the hospitals to provide home delivery of the prescriptions and other self-service functions. Our portal solutions easily plug into an existing ERP framework to provide improved experience, safety, and satisfaction besides protecting the revenue stream from the threat of online stores. The platform in its next phase will allow hospitals to perform group purchases of medicines and consumables to reduced costs and enable vendor consolidation.
Advanced technologies for hospital digital platform
Our digital solutions are configured and built using the Django framework – an enterprise-class content management solution that works on multiple platforms, capable of supporting thousands of concurrent users, deployed at leading corporations and hospitals worldwide – lead by an opensource community to ensure technology investment protection for the next 10 years.
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