Mr Gunjan Sachdev is the general manager (National Business Head), Toughbook, Panasonic India - an industry leader in rugged, reliable handheld and tablet computers. In his role, Gunjan is responsible for the overall leadership, growth and strategy of the Panasonic Toughbook brand in India. His areas of operations are more focused on sales, marketing of the brand.
Q:Please explain the concept of Toughbook and how is it applicable to healthcare? What are the expected benefits?
The basic concept of the Toughbook is that it is a highly reliable computing device, with almost negligible failure rates which help mission critical applications like HIS, ERP etc. to work on a device seamlessly. Toughbook devices come with a high degree of ruggedness which can withstand heat, water, dust, fall, vibration etc. These features provide a unique opportunity for doctors; nurses and other caregivers work, thus, improving both nurse and patient outcomes. The excellent part about this device is that it can be sanitized completely. For the healthcare industry, Panasonic is offering its mobile clinical assistant CF-H2, a specially designed tablet for this vertical. The Toughbook CF-H2 is a unique tool in its ability to transform the way mobile professionals work - wherever and whenever that might be. It is powered with a Windows® 7 Professional and latest Intel Processor. It has an extremely bright 10.1" transflective plus LCD screen with Dual Touch (up to 6.000cd/m² reflective brightness, depending on light conditions). It weighs only 1.58kg which makes it easy to be carried even at the most unadaptable conditions. The dual hot swappable batteries provide an uninterrupted service up to 7 hours and the integrated barcode reader options make it a useful tool for nurses and doctors working in hospitals maintaining the patient's record.
Q: How do you look at the role of technology in transforming the healthcare sector in next decade?
Technology will play a pivotal role in terms of giving new dimensions to the healthcare sector in the coming years. It will help improve processes, enhance accuracy and speed up accessibility to patient's records and fast treatments. We also believe that anything that has to do with patients can be accessed by doctors with relative ease, improved technology and enhanced mobility. Critical information will even be accessible while doctors are on the go, this will remarkably save the lead time for treatment. Mobility will play a major role in transforming the healthcare sector.
Q:What are the major challenges that need to be tackled and how?