“Digitization can create robust healthcare system”

In an exclusive chat with the BioSpectrum, Mr Shireesh Sahai, chief executive officer, Wolters Kluwer India highlighted the importance of healthcare communication through internet tools and improved software as only way out to achieve and maintain compliance


Mr Shireesh Sahai, CEO India, Wolters Kluwer.

Q: How important is health communication?

Effective and well-structured healthcare communication can build staff competence and expertise to improve patient outcomes; attract and retain top talent; standardize learning across your organization; and achieve and maintain quality compliance through focused education.

Q: Please tell us about your company's foray into health communication? What guarantees the authenticity of your products?

Wolters Kluwers is leading global information services and publishing company present in 150 countries. We are providing services including legal, regulatory, financial and health to huge number of clients. In health vertical, close to 1 million healthcare professionals are our customers. For decision making, they need exclusive inputs, critical insights, integrated information and we provide it through special softwares.

Let me give you an example. If you are a doctor running a hospital and have a question while treating a patient, we provide clinical evidence based peer reviewed information. Our offering is a point of care solution, One of our softwares is used by 70 percent of doctors, earning us trust and brand value. It has been validated by 60 researchers and 500 doctors across world. The Harvard resaerchers found out that it saved more than 11,400 lives more while used in a chain of hospitals. The National University of Singapore Hospital did a survey and concluded that the 30 percent doctors changed their opinion on using it. The information is available in India on smartphone for all. There is real time updation on any new findings each day.


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