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Open World of #OSS and #HealthTech


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Piyush Kumar, Co-Founder Advisor Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. as a Guest speaker at UPES (University of Petroleum & Energy Studies) IT Conclave 2015.

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Open World of #OSS and #HealthTech

  1. 1. OpenWorld of #OSS and #HealthTech ~/Piyush Co-Founder & Director , Advisor Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Ex-MakeMyTrip, NexTag University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  2. 2. Agenda • #OSS • #HealthTech : India landscape • Healthcare Industry Entities • Key Drivers • #Digital Health • For Students : Health IT projects to work on with researchers
  3. 3. Open Source #OSS In real open source you have the right to control your own destiny ~LinusTorvalds • Mostly everyone uses / loves open source directly / indirectly (Linux, Android, Mozilla Firefox, Apache ….and many ! • 4 C’s of Open Source: • Community • Collaboration • Collective ownership of intellectual property rights • Distributed Credit • Continuous public process • Software releases part of process • Open peer review • Public bug tracking • Testing
  4. 4. #HealthTech #India Healthcare sector in India : • expected to touch $158.2 billion in 2017 from $78.6 billion in 2012 according to a report by EquentisCapital. • Lot to be done on theTech side • Defragmented & Unorganized sector • Many things unregulated / lack of proper policies • Digital Records : Negligible adoption of EMR/EHR across the institutions , clinics etc. • eHealth is going to capture approx. 10% of the sector by 2020
  5. 5. #Healthcare #industry entities
  6. 6. Key Drivers : HealthTech (ABCMS) • A : (Analytics and AI) • B: Big Data • C : Cloud based solutions • M : Mobile • S: Social ABCMS is a term .. Humbly coined by @piykumar
  7. 7. #DigitalHealth ~ Convergence of health care and Internet • Digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family’s health, live better, more productive lives, and improve society. • It’s also helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalized and precise.
  8. 8. Terms #DigitalHealth • mHealth (aka mobile health) • Wireless Health • Health 2.0 • eHealth • Health IT • TeleHealth /Telemedicine /Tele-Consult • Precision Medicine , Personalized Medicine • Genomics and Genetics (We are basically DNA-driven software devices ) • Connected Health
  9. 9. Truly exciting time ahead … Few projects to work on: • Platform for remote treatment of obese children in UK (clinical) • Develop an online e-learning platform for school children to teach about heart health in UK • Develop a platform to deliver behavioural counselling sessions in rural India. • Develop a health surveillance platform for 29 villages near Hyderabad Under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay Kinra , MD PhD( UK) , Consultant Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology & Paediatrics
  10. 10. Questions? Reach me at : Web :