India Virtual Hospital-a New Delhi based start up in the medical value travel domain founded on a firm resolve to serve as the best possible bridge among quality healthcare service providers and patients both domestic and overseas flying in to get treatment- gifted realtime access of patients wellbeing to Doctors with an app. In todays era- Doctors are too occupied to say the least and need to be in touch with patients well being under treatment or referred for treatment.
On the occasion of National Doctors Day, India Virtual Hospital has created a new digital avenue for the Doctor’s, who can now track patient’s treatment from the primary to secondary care level and even look into effectiveness of the tertiary care. Its adds to the convenience of the patient, who know very can stay satisfied that his most trusted doctor can access its history and current status of treatment from anywhere in the world. No wonder, it is likely to cast a real benevolent impact on the medical tourism sector in India.
According to Dr. Tarun Sahani, Internal & Hyperbaric Medicine, Apollo Hospital, Indraprastha and Advisor, India Virtual Hospital, “There is little or no mechanism to keep track of your patients’ treatment journeys that are referred to specialists. Most of the time doctors (primary & secondary care) lose their patients in referral chains. The primary treating Doctor who examined the patient for the first time and knows most about the patient needs to be informed about the patient’s treatment cycle because their remarks really do matter in the entire treatment process. Also this is the doctor’s right to know about their patient whom they provided the primary treatment. An app like IVH Patient Care will certainly go a long way to help the doctor to be informed about their patient’s treatment status. This may become a platform where doctors and specialist can interact and discuss about the patient with each other.”
IVH Patient Care App has detailed features like storing the patient reports, giving regular updates to doctors as well as the patients, providing general information about the disease and newer developments related to medical science. At this point in time the IVH app works only on the android platform, although its iOS compatible version will also be released soon. This app is a convenience tool for the doctors associated with IVH and all doctor’s are welcome to partner with IVH. At launch of the application, Swadeep Srivastava, Managing Partner, India Virtual Hospital said, “It is a struggle for doctors to trace their patients when they are referred by them to some other hospital in an alien city. With IVH Patient Care App, we are trying to empower doctors with the right to be informed about their patients who are travelling for medical benefits. A Doctor just needs to register their patient with the App. When the patient visits their desired city for treatment, the Doctor who referred the patient can gets day to day update with the help of the application.”