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India plans to set up central e-health authority to improve healthcare delivery

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2246 (Published 27 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2246
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

India’s health ministry has announced plans to create a national e-health authority to promote, regulate, and set standards on the implementation of e-health solutions and the use of information and communications technology in the health sector.

The healthcare system in India is highly complex and delivers services to around 1.24 billion people, about a third of whom (32%) live in urban areas. Although several healthcare centres have their own information systems, records …

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