Anthelio, the US-headquartered IT solutions and business process services company for the healthcare industry, which has its facility in Hyderabad, is currently engaged in research to figure out the best solutions for healthcare providers in India.
“It may take six to eight months for us to figure out the best solutions. We are expecting something for the Indian market in 2013,” Vish Sivaswamy, head, Global Practices, Anthelio Business Technologies, told the agency.
The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has over 2,000 employees in the US and in India, is also looking at the European market.
Sivaswamy points out that the use of IT in the Indian healthcare sector is limited as the country is focusing more on reaching medical technology to people. A good electronic health record system in the US will cost anywhere between $10 million and $30 million. In India, you can build 10 hospitals with that money, he said.
“We know how the US system works. The question is how we use clinical data of a person throughout his life, who should own it, should it be hospital, the state agencies or a separate authority. There is lot of discussion going on. Unless that comes to some shape, we may not know what the right technology solutions for Indian market are.”
Two-thirds of the company’s business is IT, while a third comes from business processes.
Seventy five to 80 per cent employees at Anthelio’s Hyderabad facility have some kind of clinical background or clinical-technology expertise. They include physicians, physiotherapists, a couple of homoeopaths and dentists.