NHA, IRDAI recommend measures for effective healthcare through health insurance

New Delhi: National Health Authority (NHA) and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) in a joint report released on Saturday recommended best practices, common standards, collaborative measures and IT framework for effective healthcare through health insurance in India. The report stated that such a robust arrangement will benefit all stakeholders – beneficiaries, policyholders, insurers, state health agencies, healthcare providers, implementing agencies and intermediaries etc. The Reports of Joint Working Group focus on — Hospital Network Management, Common IT Infrastructure for Health Insurance Claims Management, Fraud & Abuse Control and on Data Standards…

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These 5 healthcare startups will help you keep track of your health and fitness

The healthcare sector in India is growing at a brisk pace, thanks to its improved services and coverage. Technology has also played an important role in transforming healthcare services in our country. However, numbers show that expenditure on matters related to healthcare expenditure has been lukewarm. In 2016, the country spent 3.66 percent of GDP for this sector, which was further reduced to 1.4 percent in 2018. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is seen as a fitness icon and a big believer in yoga. So much that he went on to say that yoga…

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Healthcare News Today IT Solutions – A Must Have For Today’s Healthcare Industry

  IT arrangements have discovered its root in every last field and healthcare segment isn’t a special case to the run the show. Till date, the healthcare business was going moderate in the execution of healthcare news today it answers for the very reason that the business depends more on singular learning and judgment. Beyond any doubt data innovation can not be a substitute for human brains; in any case, it can turn out to be an exceptionally helpful apparatus or help in performing different errands.   Healthcare it arrangements…

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India Ranks Low on the Healthcare Index and Fails to Achieve Goals

According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in the renowned journal Lancet, India has shown poor performance in terms of quality, availability and access to healthcare facilities. It currently ranks at 154 out of 195 countries on the healthcare index that is way below countries like China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The study indicates that despite a boost in socio-economic development, India has failed to achieve its healthcare goals and the gap between the predicted and the actual score has only been widening over the last 25 years.…

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Most Indians Dependent on Private Healthcare: Study

Households across India still overwhelmingly depend on private providers for healthcare services over public healthcare, a recent study has found. Senior Fellow at Brookings India, Shamika Ravi, found in her study “Health and Morbidity in India: 2004-2014” that as much as 75 per cent of outpatient (OPD) care in India was exclusively private in 2014. Around 55 per cent of inpatient (IPD) care is from private hospitals, it added. Ravi, however, noted that dependence on private healthcare is declining. “Indian households’ dependence on public care has risen by 6 per…

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Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities

Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities The Centre is committed to the promotion of ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines and have formed policies for that purpose, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said today. “The Centre wants to provide accessible, affordable and safe healthcare facilities to the people,” he said inaugurating the 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo here at Science City. Ministry of AYUSH would organise AROGYA Expo in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal from December 1 to…

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Fewer U.S. Children Lack Access to Healthcare

As a growing number of U.S. children have gained health insurance over the past decade, fewer kids are missing out on things like physicals and dental exams, a recent study suggests. Steep declines in the number of uninsured have been well documented, largely as a result of growth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But the current study offers fresh evidence that kids are not only getting insured – they’re also becoming more likely to receive the care they need. “In addition to having improved insurance coverage we…

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As Population Rises, UP’s Healthcare System Collapses

In Uttar Pradesh, the number of public health centres (PHCs), the frontline of the government’s healthcare system, decreased 8 per cent over the last 15 years to 2015, a period when the state’s population increased by more than 25 per cent. Smaller sub-centres, the first point of public contact, increased by no more than 2 per cent over the 25 years to 2015, a period when the population grew by more than 51 per cent. These data, from the 2015 Rural Health Statistics (RHS), indicate how successive UP governments have…

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Fever grips, healthcare trips

With 24 dengue deaths this year, Bengal worst hit Dengue cases have reached alarming proportions in states like West Bengal, Kerala, UP and Telangana even though a few more weeks are left before the incidence of the disease typically falls. Bengal is among the worst affected states -24 deaths have been reported so far this year against 14 in 2015. As many as 5,600 cases have been reported as yet against 8,156 last year. Officials say this figure is bound to increase as at least six more weeks of “dengue…

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