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Aadhaar Enabled Connected Care and AI could help address healthcare challenges in India

“Aggregate data is hugely valuable in this age of big data and machine learning. When this data is used with equal weightage on protection and empowerment it becomes a powerful way of empowering people to participate in digital system,” said Pramod Varma, the chief architect and technology adviser for Aadhaar at the third Digital Healthcare Conclave organised by Philips Innovation Campus, at Bangalore.”India must build open public digital infrastructure for universal coverage, registries, federated EHRs and appropriate regulations that allow the ecosystem to develop various health services and at scale in diverse context,” he added.

Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary Family and Health Welfare, Government of Karnataka said, “Private providers and corporations should work together with the government to build a healthier happier India.”

The conference shed light on why connected healthcare is the need of the hour for our country and how it can solve the existing healthcare problems. Indian healthcare system has always grappled with two As – Accessibility and Affordability challenges. In 2015, there were 25354 Primary Health Center (PHC)s in India and 8.1% of these PHCs were without a doctor. To add to this, 38% of deaths are due to communicable diseases, maternal, per-natal and nutritional …

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