Posted by Allison Stokke on November 12, 2018 07:02:10The word “healthcare” does not appear anywhere in India’s official healthcare strategy document.
The only word that comes close to it is “information.”
And that’s not all.
The document also refers to “information sharing” as an essential component of a modern health care system.
It does not specify what it means by that word.
But it’s a big deal, because India has some of the highest numbers of deaths from preventable diseases in the world.
So the government has set out to build a modern, accessible and universal healthcare system that will give its citizens access to high-quality healthcare.
To that end, the government created the Information and Communication Technology Ministry (ICTM) to create an information sharing strategy to improve access to health care and provide information on all aspects of health.
India has more than 3.7 billion people.
The number of people accessing the country’s healthcare systems has tripled in the last decade.
The ICTM’s strategy aims to empower citizens to manage their health and improve the quality of healthcare.
It includes a “single-window” model of information sharing that aims to enable people to access the most up-to-date information at their fingertips.
The goal is to provide universal access to quality care, not just access to healthcare, the ministry said in a press release on November 11.
It has set a goal of increasing health spending by $1.2 trillion in the next five years and aiming to achieve universal coverage by 2020.
That is an ambitious goal but, importantly, the health ministry is committed to reaching it, said Ananth Kumar, senior director at McKinsey & Co India in New Delhi.
Health care systems are not built by taking ideas from other countries, but by learning from them and developing their own unique approaches.
That’s a way of thinking about healthcare that we need to adopt and we need a lot of support to do that, Kumar said.
There are a number of obstacles that we have to overcome to make that happen, Kumar told Business Insider.
One is that healthcare systems are still very much in their infancy.
India spends less on health care than other developed countries.
And even then, India’s system is not up to par with other advanced countries, like the United States.
India is also not well-positioned to handle an influx of people.
That means we have the burden of people in the country.
The second challenge is how to leverage technology to help people.
India’s population is over one billion people, but India spends only $2.3 trillion on health.
So it is a challenge to harness the power of technology to reduce the burden on the health system, Kumar explained.
The government has also focused on integrating healthcare information systems and providing an app that allows people to search and find out more information about their health.
For instance, the ICT, or Information and Communications Technology Ministry, has developed an app called “Health Information Search,” which aims to provide a central place for people to find information about the latest health trends, according to a release by the ministry.
The app is now available in all public hospitals in the state of Tamil Nadu, as well as at various government agencies and private health centers, the release said.