“Interactive website essential for healthcare companies”

The need for a better communication between the doctors and their patients is an important dynamic trend being witnessed in the internet world, writes Mr Rajat S Berry, founder of Cross Section Interactive


Healthcare sector is one of the most vital and substantially allotted part in every economy. Also known as medical sector, this is an aggregation of sectors within economic sector. This is as important as the national development because it has been dealing with services that provides goods and medical services to treat patients with preventive, curative and rehabilitative care. Commonly known as medical economy, this also includes the generation and commercialization of goods and services.

Being one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries, this sector has been consuming more than 10 percent of the GDP of the developed nations, for developing the amount that can be estimated. Not only this, but this sector is also consuming an enormous part of country's economic development as well. Divided into various disciplines, healthcare sector is broadly classified into hospital services, medicinal & dental practice activities and other human health activities. This categorization has been done under the norms of International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC).

In such scenario, online development becomes an important tool for patients to get connected with doctor and among themselves. Gone are those days, when patients were completely dependent on the single doctor for their treatment. Today's patient is very smart in deciding the treatment. He or she makes sure that no befooling is done and ensure that they have been rendered with the best possible service.

It is not that this sector has come up like a bubble, but it has been developed over a period of time. In the 19th century, United States passed a federal law for building asylums for the indigent insane, blind and deaf. This was the time when hospitals were being constructed to treat the patients dying from en-slavery. With time came the development in this field as well, as with increase in other physical, emotional and natural factor the need for a rapid increase in the hospital and medical care became a necessity. Thus, more and more hospitals were being constructed all across the globe.

Under the hospital services, in today's world, most of the hospitals make sure that the doctors on its panel are made available over the internet. A comprehensive details of their experience, education and other hospitals, is mentioned over the website. Not only this, but some of the most successful operations or surgeries are also mentioned. This information is useful to the patient in deciding whether to avail the service or not. The patient can understand this crucial piece of information as a testimony of the successful treatment rendered by doctor.

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